New Windows Install cant change start up disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ThirteenXIII, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    So i pulled all my drives out of my 2.66 MacPro and just left Bay2 occupied for my windows install.

    And did a clean installation of Windows XP Pro Sp2 on it...and i put my OSX drive back in (10.5.5) and was having issues..

    Restarted reset SMC and PRAM

    as it wasnt detecting a start up disk immediately
    i go into System preferences and try to select the windows drive but it does not appear there.

    i launch the bootcamp assistant and it is neither apparent there either.

    is there anything i can do to have it identify as a windows installed drive or is the process going tohave to start from ground Zero?
    (if that is the case NO BIG DEAL , as i just completed the install in an under an hour and havent installed any thing on the system as of yet.)

    Any advice or help is appreciated, thank you!



  2. chaveezy macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2008
    I just partitioned and installed Windows 7 on my MBP and the Windows Partition isn't showing up in my Startup Disk screen either, if I hold Option upon boot, I can manually select it, and I don't mind since I definitely want my default boot partition to be OSX anyways, but let us know if you find out what's causing this.


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