Windows option missing from Boot Camp start-up!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by worldwearyeyes, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. worldwearyeyes macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    #1
    So I've successfully installed XP on a new partition.

    I can see both Mac and XP under System Pref -> Startup Disk options. In fact, I can even successfully choose XP as the default and it will boot XP just fine.

    The problem is that when I boot the macbook and hold down OPTION, the only boot option I'm given is OS X. XP is NOT showing up as an option.

    Anyone have any insight???
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #2
    Which format did you choose NTFS or FAT32 if FAT32 that maybe the reason
     
  3. worldwearyeyes thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    #3
    Yes, FAT32. But I've formatted FAT32 before and haven't run into this issue.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #4
    Dont know anything else other that what i suggested, try a search, there is a long thread somewhere about this issue,it may take some finding but it is there.A few members had this issue,i suggested the problem may be to do with FAT32 as i had read it somewhere they reformatted NTFS problem solved
     
  5. worldwearyeyes thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    #5
    i went ahead and converted it to NTFS, and it's working fine now. Thanks for the insight.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #6
    No worries
     

Share This Page