Stuck in windows 7 on Imac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by andyww, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. andyww macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've been running Windows 7 happily on my 27" iMac for a couple of years until recently. I hit my partition capacity on the windows side and decided to delete the partition and then use bootcamp to reinstall windows on a larger partition. Only issue was the black hang screen on windows 7 install. It was a long time since I did the origiinal install and couldn't recall if it happened before. Anyway I googled the solution and used the drvers to install. So now windows is good. But no sound, found a way to get headphones socket working.

    The when I went to the bottom right of the screen for my Bootcamp manager icon, I noticed it's not there. So i tried a restart holding down the option key on my USB keyboard, but it just boots back into Windows. Now I'm stuck, I can't find anything on 'computer' that shows bootcamp even exists. The other problem is I don't have the snow leopard disks! What do i do??? Can I uninstall from windows? I backed up the windows side but not the mac side. Anyone shed any light on this as I'd hate to lose all the mac files? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you installed any Boot Camp drivers?
    And how did you resize any partition, if you deleted one partition from inside Windows? If you deleted a partition from inside Windows, it is very likely, that you deleted your Mac OS X partition.
     
  3. andyww thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for getting back to me. I used disk utility to erase and reformat the partitions and the boot camp assistant for the install. The drivers were the windows 7 sound drivers from Realtek. I have had a look under 'computer' in win 7 and I can see the other apple partition, i just don't know how to access it ...

    Thanks for the link to the drivers. Although not sure how i can use them from win 7.

    Any other suggestions??! thanks!
     

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