lost my windows boot option?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lizinthesky, May 4, 2008.

  1. lizinthesky macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007

    I just installed bootcamp yesterday, and in the process of changing things, I lost the ability to reboot into windows from the mac:


    I think it may have happened when I changed either the windows computer name or the hard drive volume name.

    I can still boot windows by holding alt/option when starting up.

    Is there a way to get it back?


  2. macffooky macrumors regular

    May 13, 2004
    The 51st State
    You could install rEFIt which will offer you a choice of OS every time you reboot.
  3. lizinthesky thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    I could, but that mans I have to select something each time a want to boot. The start up disc option means I can just reboot automatically into the opposite OS. Windows bootcamp sytem tray still has the boot-into-OSX thing there.

    Its really annoying its gone from mac!
  4. lizinthesky thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    I have just discoverend the problem. I installed NTFS-3G so that OSX could read two spare drives in the machine formatted to NTFS. It also now uses NTFS-3G to see the windows boot drive, and that apparently means that the startup disk utility cannot recognise it as a bootable drive. Which is very odd.

    There are some hints around the net on ways around this, but they involve complex things like applescript which I cartainly don't have time to fiddle with now :(

    Oh well.

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