Won't recognize Mac disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by luv2serf4eva, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. luv2serf4eva macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011

    I've been using bootcamp switching between mac and windows for the past couple years and I'm stuck.

    For the first time while I was in the Windows 7 side of things, an Apple update display box appeared.
    It was asking for me to update boocamp and a few other toys.

    So I did and it needed a restart.

    It restarted and macdrive on my windows said that it couldn't recognize one of the disks and to restart.

    SO I restarted again....no macdrive error message.

    But then I went to explore my mac disk and macdrive recognizes it's there but it just shows up empty.
    I click properties and it shows that there is stuff on there but nothing is appearing.

    I restarted the computer and did the option key thing, selected the mac partition to load, and it just sits there with the apple logo for a while then it turns into a "no" sign "a circle with a slash through it."

    Then I restarted into windows fine and tried switching via bootcamp in the control panel.
    The same thing happened....apple logo then the "no" sign. I've left the computer alone for a long time thinking maybe it was trying to update something
    ....but it just sits there.

    Please help... you're my only hope.
  2. Rolvag macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2010
  3. luv2serf4eva thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    recovery questions

    So i have to reinstall Mac OS, which will format the disk, then do the bootcamp thing again to partition it, then install Window again along with all my programs?

    I have some files on the mac side that did not get a chance to back up. How can I recover those before I have to format it? :(

    The next time I go through bootcamp do I just not do the update or has anyone else had this issue?
  4. luv2serf4eva thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    Update Number

    This was after installing the 3.3 Bootcamp update BTW.
    I uninstalled the update.....still nothing.


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