Lion messed up my bootcamp. Can i recover?

Abramovici

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Jul 20, 2011
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I installed Lion today and my bootcamp partition stopped working. When going trough disk utility, i see this:

Mount Point : Not mounted Capacity : 119.76 GB
Format : MS-DOS (FAT) Available : -
Owners Enabled : - Used : -
Number of Folders : - Number of Files : -

The disk cannot be repaired and etc. I can reinstall everything, but I simply don't want to lose a few files I have in there.

Is there any way i can recover the data in that partition?

Thanks for the replies
 

dub. pG

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Jan 24, 2011
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BootCamp will not boot!

I installed Lion today and my bootcamp partition stopped working. When going trough disk utility, i see this:

Mount Point : Not mounted Capacity : 119.76 GB
Format : MS-DOS (FAT) Available : -
Owners Enabled : - Used : -
Number of Folders : - Number of Files : -

The disk cannot be repaired and etc. I can reinstall everything, but I simply don't want to lose a few files I have in there.

Is there any way i can recover the data in that partition?

Thanks for the replies
I am having the same issue. I have been looking all day for a solution but to no avail. I'm considering just going to an Apple store and having someone at the Genius Bar take a look at it.

If I do, I'll fill you in on what they tell me.
 

JCA90

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Jun 7, 2010
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My problem is that Boot Camp is not mounted, I'm still able to boot into it, and VMware works fine but I can't see it on the desktop or anything, and it's a NTFS
 

balamw

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I thought one of the changes in Lion was how it no longer shows mounted volumes by default on the desktop.

Can you check in Disk Utility?

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TShirtJohn

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Oct 18, 2008
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Same problem but strangely reinstalled Fusion.... well upgraded it

Pointed to the drive and it works.... Disk utility still shows no owner though so i'd like to know how this is fixed
 

MJL

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Jun 25, 2011
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Relatively new to Mac here but I have been playing around the last week with Windows 7 64 / Snow Leopard backup / restore, windows built in backup / restore, paragon hard disk manager backup / restore , copycatx backup / restore, winclone, time machine. (first thing I do when I get a new machine, new OS: what options / scenario's happen when something goes wrong before I start installing all my stuff and running it for production)

I had svere issues when Windows did write some partition information to the disk. I did manage to salvage a few times with Paragon Partition Manager 11 when booting from the recovery CD but it still finishes up with a corrupt system however was able to retrieve data. One thing I have done now is to have an external bootable OS X installation that I can plug into the USB port and boot from to retrieve data.
 
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