Macbook Pro Keyboard Not Working In Windows 7 BIOS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adrian11, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. adrian11 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    Hello everyone. I'm currently experiencing a BIG PROBLEM with my Macbook Pro 2011.

    I got an error when i bootcamp in windows 7.
    Windows Boot Manager
    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
    1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
    2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
    3. Click "Repair your computer."
    If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
    File: \Boot\BCD
    Status: 0xc0000098
    Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

    Btw i also tried pressing f2/f8 for BIOS but my Keyboard was not working.

    Does anyone experienced this problem and it fixed. I badly wanted to fix this problem :(

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. karpich1 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    I don't know if this matters, but perhaps you need to hold down the "Fn" key while pressing the Function key.

    I forget what the default is, but it might be that the Function-key rows are default to the brightness and such in which case it's registering the key-press as "Increase Brightness" or "Increase Volume" instead of "Fx"

    If you have it set to one way, the Fn key makes the other way work.
  3. adrian11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    Oh thanks for the respond.

    Ahmm let me check if first if its going to work.

    i will update you if its worked.

    BTW Thanks again.
  4. adrian11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013

    It didn't work sir. :( Any further solutions? :( Thanks.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    hmm Macs do not have a BIOS - they use EFI. Not sure what key you would need to get to the EFI or BIOS emulation.
  6. adrian11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    Ahmm i bootcamp to windows 7 sir. i got a BIG PROBLEM :(
  7. karpich1 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    Ah, I misread the msg. I thought he was trying to do the whole Windows Safe mode or whatever it is that required F5/F8.

    Beyond that, I'd suggest making sure the DVD drive is empty (if you have one) and any thumb drives are removed. As I recall seeing some old PC's that would give some variation of "No OS Detected" or "Bad Boot thing" when a DVD/Thumbdrive with bad/partial boot sectors were present.

    Beyond that... it might be that something is inherently wrong with your Bootcamp partition. Use the Targeted Boot Mode to go into OS X and see if there's anything you can do to "repair" But at this point I'm out of my depth
  8. adrian11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    But i can't go back in OS X, because whenever i start my macbook pro it always stock in "Windows Boot Manager". Then i do always force pressing power button. and its always stock in that error.

    Even i insert the OS X cd installation and pressing the C. It's not working.
  9. karpich1, Apr 12, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013

    karpich1 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    I haven't used Bootcamp on a Mac in the last year or two, but there's a key combination you can hold down when the machine is booting. Like starting holding it down the instant it starts powering up and before the "DOOOONG" sound.

    I THINK it was the "Option" key. Keep holding it down and you'll see a GUI that lets you pick a hard-drive... typically the OS X partition and the Bootcamp partition.

    So doing that, you should be able to get to OS X again. Then while you're in OS X you can go to settings and have it default to OS X during boot until you get this all worked out.

    THEN when you want to go into Bootcamp to see if it's fixed, repeat the "Option" key part again (this time selecting Bootcamp).
  10. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Yes, hold the Option key at startup until the boot Manager arrives, the Macintosh HD will be there, click on it and it boots into OS X.

    As for repairing a windows disk in OS X, download a trail for Paragon NTFS for Mac, install it, then open Disk Utility and repair the Windows disk.
  11. adrian11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    THANK YOU SO MUCH DUDE! I thought i going to replace my logic board. Thankyou thankyou thankyou

    And Justperry thankyou for that advice too.

    Cheers and take care :)

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