XP/Vista drives don't appear in "System Preferences"

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mkrad, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. mkrad macrumors member

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    Midwest, USA
    #1
    I would like to select Windows drive(s) using "system preferences" for reboot from OSX but only the HFS+ drives and "network startup" show under "Startup Disk".

    Holding 'option' key on reboot for some reason only shows the selection screen intermittently, maybe once in 5-6 reboots; the rest of the time it goes straight to Leopard. This happens with both wireless and wired keyboards.

    Or is there a way to boot directly to the boot camp selection screen every time?
     
  2. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I have this exact problem... any advice anyone?
     
  3. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Mar 28, 2007
    #3
    Same problem here, except the drive always appears
    when holding down the option key.

    I'm pretty sure it's a bug of some sort because:

    (a) I've been able to select the windows drive as the
    default boot drive in the past.

    (b) When I was messing around with partitions on the
    OS X drive, the Windows drive magically appeared as a
    startup disk option.
     

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