I am in DESPERATE need of HELP! (Boot Camp Problem)

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If I fix this, should I make the jump to Windows 10?

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  1. djrelentt macrumors newbie

    djrelentt

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    Hey everyone,

    I always use Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on my MBP. I am running OSK 10.9.5. For some reason I started my Macbook Pro today and my partition was gone. It shows in Disk Utilities but it is greyed out (See image here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3eorx8wk3muwlr/Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 7.54.36 AM.png?dl=0).

    I tried restarting it a bunch of times while holding alt/option like I always have to do and it just shows my Mac HD... It's weird because the Recovery disk doesn't show up anymore either.

    The only thing that I did recently was encrypt my entire drive using File Vault. I really hope I didn't ruin anything... I use it to make music on and I am so nervous I lost everything.

    If anyone can help me, I would really really appreciate it!! I am panicking!!!

    Thanks.
     

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I think your next step will be to turn OFF File Vault.
    Restart your Mac after turning off File Vault.
    Then, boot to your Win7 installer, and do a Windows repair install to attempt to repair your Windows boot blocks.

    And, it's Windows, you didn't lose everything.
    You would still have your backup for the Windows partition, right?

    You do have a backup?
     
  3. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Before you jump to windows 10 let me ask this, do you use any type of virtual machines like Parallels?
     
  4. djrelentt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response. I have no idea where the Windows 7 disk is. I can't remember if I used a CD or a disk image I found on the internet. Unfortunately, I never made a backup of the Windows partition. I thought Time Machine was backing up the windows files also this whole time. I don't know why I thought that. So, no. I have no backup.

    Should I go buy a Windows 7 disk and try to boot from that somehow? I turned off FileVault and I can now see the option to boot into Windows when I start the computer while holding OPTION. When I click it, it says This operating system cannot be found. (Something like that). I'm not sure what I should do.
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    No. I don't like using those. I liked using Bootcamp because it was much faster and more reliable. I use FL Studio; a music production program and for some reason, it always gave me issues on Parallels...
     
  5. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Okay just asking because once windows 10 is activated in bootcamp it cannot be activated again in a VM. You need another key and have to jump through a bunch of hoops. Sounds like your good though. Oh and one more thing if you care about your privacy you will need to turn off a bunch of stuff in Windows 10.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Right...
    Find a Win7 installer.
    Boot to it -
    Run a Windows repair install - it's a choice on the setup screen when you boot to the Win installer.

    However, it really seems that your Windows partition is just gone - so I would expect that the Windows repair install will ALSO report that there's no Windows system found = likely that your drive is failing.
     
  7. djrelentt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the partition made on my original 1TB flash drive that came with my mac. If the drive was failing, wouldnt it ruin the rest of the drive too? Thanks for the reply.
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    Ok well I hope I can somehow figure out how to install 10 and still have access to all of my files...
     
  8. ActionableMango, May 5, 2016
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    ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Greyed out could mean a lot of things. It's not necessarily gone.

    Can you explain what method you normally used to boot into Windows, and what it is that is preventing you from doing that now?

    When you hold ALT/OPTION at bootup, do you see the Windows partition as a bootable drive?

    Have you installed any third party drivers in OS X for reading/writing NTFS? Other common drivers are called MacFUSE and NTFS-3G. Do you have anything like this installed? (I installed Paragon and it makes NTFS drives, ironically, unavailable in certain Apple system applications like Disk Utility and Startup Disk.)
     
  9. djrelentt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would always have to restart OSX and hold ALT and then choose my Windows partition. But as of yesterday, the Windows option went missing (after I encrypted the system) and only shows up Macintosh HD. I have MacFuse installed already and FUSE for OSX. I haven't installed NTFS-3G yet. I tried downloading it last night and I didn't try it yet.

    I ran some commands and here is what terminal has to say:

    Last login: Fri May 6 06:40:05 on ttys000

    Bennys-MacBook-Pro:~ djrelentt$ diskutil list

    /dev/disk0

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0

    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

    2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 623.4 GB disk0s2

    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3

    4: Microsoft Basic Data 202.0 GB disk0s4

    Bennys-MacBook-Pro:~ djrelentt$ diskutil cs list

    No CoreStorage logical volume groups found

    Bennys-MacBook-Pro:~ djrelentt$

    Bennys-MacBook-Pro:~ djrelentt$ sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk0

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: mediasize=1000555581440; sectorsize=512; blocks=1954210120

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: Suspicious MBR at sector 0

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: Pri GPT at sector 1

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: Sec GPT at sector 1954210119

    start size index contents

    0 1 MBR

    1 1 Pri GPT header

    2 32 Pri GPT table

    34 6

    40 409600 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

    409640 1217596352 2 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

    1218005992 1269536 3 GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

    1219275528 340403448

    1559678976 394530816 4 GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7

    1954209792 295

    1954210087 32 Sec GPT table

    1954210119 1 Sec GPT header

    Bennys-MacBook-Pro:~ djrelentt$ sudo fdisk /dev/disk0

    Disk: /dev/disk0geometry: 121643/255/63 [1954210120 sectors]

    Signature: 0xAA55

    Starting Ending

    #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 409639] <Unknown ID>

    2: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 409640 - 1217596352] HFS+

    3: AB 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [1218005992 - 1269536] Darwin Boot

    4: 0C 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [1559678976 - 394530816] Win95 FAT32L

    Bennys-MacBook-Pro:~ djrelentt$
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I suspect that your Windows boot blocks are corrupted. A repair install of Win7 should fix that.
    More info here
    Step one - you need a Windows 7 installer ISO, or a Win7 installer CD, etc. to repair your Windows installation.
     
  11. djrelentt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to repair it after booting from the Windows 7 disc. Nothing helped.
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Curious
    Do you mean that the repair completed (It did find a Windows system), but did not help ?
    or, that the repair couldn't find a Windows system to repair?
     
  13. djrelentt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The repair completed but did not help repair the boot issue. I still cannot boot into windows via bootcamp. Please see my thread on the Apple discussions and maybe you can help from where I am at now. I am trying to rebuild my MBR... https://discussions.apple.com/message/30202242#30202242

    Thanks
     
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