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

    Feb 14, 2008
    Midwest, USA
    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

    Aug 26, 2001
    Washington, D.C.
    I have this exact problem... any advice anyone?
  3. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    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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