No Windows HD showing in Startup disk.

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  1. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

    AkuskaUK

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    Hi all,

    I have a slight problem that i can't select my Windows 7 Harddrive to be used as a startup drive. When i open "Startup Disk" it only shows my Mavericks drive. Anyone know how i can fix this issue?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. chrisn123 macrumors member

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    Any chance you are using the drive via virtualization under OS X? In that case, it might not be mounted and wouldn't show up.

    When you hold down Option after restart chime, does it appear?

    Is it mounted in Finder under OS X?
     
  3. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have an NTFS driver installed such as NTFS for Mac or NTFS+? Those are common causes for the startup disk not to be recognized.
     
  4. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is a bootcamp drive.

    I do have a NTFS drive, ill uninstall and try! Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  5. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    +1

    And so I uninstalled it because it also caused problems using WinClone!
     
  6. chrisn123, Mar 26, 2014
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    chrisn123 macrumors member

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    Umm, yeah... I get that. Parallels (and I assume Fusion) will allow you to use the Bootcamp volume for a virtualization session--- but it unmounts the drive (at least hides it in the Finder). It was just an idea.....

    Edit: I just confirmed that my recollection was correct: Bootcamp volume does not show up in Startup Disk if it is in use by Parallels.
     
  7. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Can confirm that this is the case with Fusion 6 as well.
    -N
     
  8. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    It has been a PITA over the years so I have an exFAT drive for shared OS data. None of that or Macdrive which can cause similar grief in Windows - mutual read only attributes between the OS's are fine by me.

    OP - Have you tried unplugging the OSX disk to see if the bootcamp volume appears when holding down option at boot?
     
  9. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Indeed, MacDrive is also a deleted application on my Windows side. The only thing I used it for was reading my HFS+ 4TB RAID0, but gave me far more headaches for my needs and linkings. (non)Support from the company is a true PITA also! :(
     

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