Late 2012 imac bootcamp error"Non system disk, press any key to reboot"

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  1. schrobro08 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm having all sorts of issues with getting windows 7 installed through bootcamp. I have the late 2012 imac 27 inch fusion i7 16 gigs of ram 680gtx.

    1. downloaded the latest bootcamp drivers to my usb after i re-formated it. 2. Partitioned the drive 200 gig windows 700 gigs mac.
    3. It restarts and then i get this error screen, "non-system disk.(see photo below) Press any key to reboot." which of course is unresponsive.
    4. I hard reset with the Option held into boot back into mac. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. Please, any help would be appreciated. I have a unopened copy of Bioshock Infinite waiting for me
     

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  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    It seems to me you forget something, you need to get the Windows ISO on the USB first to install windows before installing the drivers, you can also use a DVD.
    Or, am I wrong?
     
  3. schrobro08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Windows 7 on disk

    I do have windows 7 on a disk. Purchased it off amazon. Brand new install disk. I don't understand why it is giving me this error. I've followed every tutorial step by step.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Do you have any App like Toast Titanium to safe the disk as ISO, if so do so, then afterwards you can use Disk Utility to make a bootable USB by restoring it to the USB.
     
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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  6. schrobro08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Updated: Working

    I finally got it working after much confusion, troubleshooting, and days of headache. The solution was actually really simple and looking back now I feel dumb. All i had to do was take out the USB that i put the drivers on. I for some reason left the usb plugged in the back of my computer while trying to install windows 7. That confused the computer and brought up that error. Right as i took the USB out the computer restarted in windows and installed. FYI: I did use the apple usb superdrive with a windows 7 dvd so you don't need to make an ISO. Thanks for the responses and hope this helps anyone in my situation.
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    You feel a bit :eek:

    Glad it's solved.
     
  8. Stv1962 macrumors newbie

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    Your simple solution was EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you. You saved me an enormous hassle.
     
  9. Souls macrumors newbie

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    Same here. This was exactly my problem as well! Thanks a lot.
     
  10. Suvad macrumors newbie

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    Mr

    Hi, I also get the same message (Non-System Disk, Press any key to reboot)
    But my problem is a bit different.
    I was successful in partitioning my mac so as to load Windows 7.
    All this was achieved with success and I entered into Windows Operating System several times on my Mac.
    A couple of weeks later, I attempted to again get into Windows but this time the above message appeared. I have no idea how to fix it. Can someone help.
     

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