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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Warriors2008, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Warriors2008 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    I have this problem with my bootcamp setup, I had it all going nicely and never had any troubles with it when I first got leopard and loaded both mac and windows onto it. (why not ;) )

    I recently got it sorted out with apparently a slightly newer version of the operating system along with iWork programs and then connected to my new work network.

    Since having it returned, I can no longer see the windows option when I go to the start up disc tab in system preferences. I can see that it is there when I go to finder, it just isn't there as an option to boot up with that hard drive.

    I tried the boot camp assistant, but that only really allows new formatting, and doesn't recognise the windows part as the same hard drive.

    In the last year I moved to South Africa from the UK so all my windows discs were left behind and I would really rather not loose my windows stuff, is there any way I can make my computer recognise the windows part as a viable start up disc again?

    ANY help would be a LOT of help, thanks in advance :D
  2. McShizzel macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2008
    What is your Windows partition named as?

    If my memory serves me right, if a drive's name begins with a period "." it will not be visible on the Mac OS desktop nor in the Start Up Disc Preference pane but can be seen in the Finder. In this case you would have to remove the period.

    You could also perhaps try launching WinClone and see if you can clone your Windows partition over.
  3. Warriors2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    The name is just "Untitled" there is no period at the start or anything, I'm guessing then that nobody else has had this problem :(

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