Windows 7 partition not visible in bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tex-Twil, May 21, 2009.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hello,
    I installed Win 7 in bootcamp and everything was working fine. Then I started to play around with rEFIt to install Linux as a 3rd OS. I managed to install everything but since the driver support in Linux was poor, I decided to wipe out Linux + rEFIt and return to the initial setup (OSX + Win7 in bootcamp).

    I deleted the Linux partition and rEFIt but now, my MBP starts and I hold the option key, I can't see the Windows drive anymore. The (NTFS) partition is still there and I can access all the files from OSX but I can't boot it.

    Any idea how to solve this ?

    Thx,
    Tex
     
  2. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hmm nevermind, I deleted the bootcamp partition I will install it again.
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well now i is the opposite ! I can boot from the Windows partition but I can't mount it in OSX :s Before I could mount/read/write the ntfs partition without problem. Now I see only disk0s3 in the Disk Utility. I also updated my ntfs-3g driver but it can't see any partition (see screenshot). What's wrong ?!

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks,
    T

    EDIT: I think this was because during the installation I removed and created the partition instead of just formating it to NTFS. I installed Win7 again and now it's ok again :)

    T.
     

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  4. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    what are you using to be able to write from OSX to Win7 partition?
     
  5. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ntfs-3g It's a free drivers which adds read/write support to OSX. It works fine.
     
  6. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    yeah I had it, then upgraded to Win7 and now I can't write into the Windows partition. Will download again.
     

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