USB not showing up on boot start up

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thebadgator87, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. thebadgator87 macrumors member

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    I've tried a USB thumb drive and an external hard drive and they show up without any files but once windows files are on it they aren't recognized. I ran bootcamp and did the whole partition and then it goes to a gray screen. It just sits on the gray screen so I power if off and restart i get a black screen saying unable to find boot device. I restart holding option key and i only get mac hard drive and recovery. I have a 2010 MacBook Pro running mavericks. Any ideas?
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Use the SuperDrive and a Windows DVD.
     
  3. thebadgator87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I'll try that thanks
     
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    how did you make the current USB?
     
  5. thebadgator87 thread starter macrumors member

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    I used boot camp to make the USB

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    I picked up an USB DVD drive and got it hooked up. Restarted holding the option key and I got the windows disc to show up but when I clicked on it I got the black screen saying insert boot disk. So now I started from scratch with bootcamp and it just when to the gray screen so hopefully it works this way.
     
  6. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    It has to be the internal SuperDrive, not an external one.
     
  7. thebadgator87 thread starter macrumors member

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    My internal one somehow got something in it and it's not working
     
  8. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    That's the issue, it wants the internal. I think either get it repaired or see if the following works for you

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5479879?start=0&tstart=0
     

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