PLEASE HELP Windows 7 - Bootcamp starts up but VMware doesn't

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DC Hurricane, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. DC Hurricane macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2009

    I'm having a very weird problem. Basically my computer was going real slow when trying to start VMware so I quit VMware while it was booting windows.

    When I tried to boot windows again it gave me a problem with startup issue and tried to repair using Startup Repair but it says the problem can't be fixed automatically. When I shut down and booted straight from bootcamp, Windows booted right up.

    So, basically I have no idea how to repair this startup issue since it says it can't be fixed by Windows Startup Repair. Also, I don't have a system recovery point to recover from. I figure it's a VMware issue since it boots up fine in bootcamp. Any ideas?

  2. Berlepsch macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2007
    Easiest fix is probably to set up a new virtual machine for your boot camp partition. If it works, you can delete the old one without losing any data.
  3. PockieLoli :3 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Yeah, I can't say much more than Berlepsch on the start up issue.

    However, when/if you ever make a new VM, I would suggest tinkering with the RAM if you can afford it. I also recently installed WMwF + Win7 on my 2009 13' Macbook and had a similar problem on start up; which is why I suggest at least trying this. I had let the VM install with the recommended minimum value of 1024 MB of RAM but found that despite Win7's smooth performance, it resulted in very slow start up/shut down times; maybe around 15 minutes for each. It also took too much RAM from my Macbook itself to run optimally. Since I use Win7 for very light applications I just set it down to ~600 which appears to be the sweet spot. Now both my host and guest run very well.

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