Paragon Camptune bricked Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shushuwheels, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Shushuwheels macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    Hi, I have a Late 2013 Macbook Pro 13.3" (2.6GHz, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD) and used the Apple Bootcamp utility to create a partition for windows 7. This has been working perfectly for the last few weeks. Today I downloaded Paragon Camptune 10 and while in OSX used it to increase the size of the bootcamp partition from 50GB to 80GB. It completed and said the partition had been successfully increased in size.

    However, when I attempted to reboot in Windows instead of booting I get a black screen reading:

    drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/54/63, Sector Count/Size=3480246/512


    Options if your HDD is larger than 1TB:
    * Move your boot files to a smaller partition at the start of the HDD.
    * Format the HDD and allow Windows to create a 100MB boot partition.
    * Shrink and move your partitions with GParted.

    Press any key to

    When I press another key the screen reads:

    Options if you have an OEM/Recovery partition:
    *Format the whole HDD with Active@ Kill Disk
    *If possible use Easy BCD to relocate the boot files.

    Tools to use:
    *EasyBCD to move your boot files.
    *Active@ Kill Disk (ISO) to format.
    *GParted to resize, move & create partitions.

    How to boot back into Windows:
    *Boot from your Windows DVD and Select "Repair your computer"
    *Select command prompt
    *Enter "bootsect /nt60 SYS /force" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL /force"

    Press any key to enter command line...

    On pressing any key it enters command line and the screen reads:

    [ Minimal Bash-like line editing is supported. For the first wors, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename. ESC at any time exits. ]
    grub> _

    Upon pressing ESC, the following screen presents itself with a list of options:

    Windows 7/Vista/Server
    Windows 7Vists/Server (No SLIC)
    Debug (Default)
    Debug (Legacy)
    Windows NT/2000/XP
    Loader Help

    Use the arrow keys to highlight an entry. Press ENTER or 'b' to boot.
    Press 'c' for a command-line.

    And thats it. Hopefully this means something to someone more technical than I and they can help me figure out how to fix my problem. I created a bootable Windows 7 USB stick using the Windows USB/DVD Tool but when I plug it in and turn the laptop off and on again I am presented with the exact same options.

    Advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Third party partition software almost always screws up bootcamp. Best bet is to use bootcamp to remove the windows partition and start from scratch.
  3. Shushuwheels thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    But how do I do this? I can't boot up in OSX. If I turn the Mac off and on again I am just presented with the screens outlined above, and I dont know how to progress from there.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Sounds like it messed up the OSX partition as well. Can you get to the recovery partition? <Command R>
  5. Shushuwheels thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    Thanks so much! Yes I can now I am aware of it!


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