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stinktank
02-15-2010, 04:23 AM
I installed XP SP3 successfully and am able to go back and forth between XP and OS X using the OPTION key, but under OS X the only startup disk it recognizes is the Mac OS X partition - what can I do about this?

chscag
02-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Have you named (or labeled) your Windows XP partition? When in XP, open My Computer, and label your Windows XP partition. Call it WinXP or anything you like. Reboot back to OS X, open System Preferences and see if it appears as a startup disk.

Regards.

stinktank
02-16-2010, 03:13 PM
Thanks - I changed it to Win XP from Bootcamp, but unfortunately it didn't help. Any other ideas?

mdfuller
02-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Have you loaded NTFS for Mac or anything recently?

chscag
02-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Thanks - I changed it to Win XP from Bootcamp, but unfortunately it didn't help. Any other ideas?

Which version of OS X are you running? Also - if you're using NTFS 3G, I suggest uninstalling it and instead use Paragon NTFS. If you're running Snow Leopard, let me know as SL has built in support for NTFS.

Regards.

stinktank
02-17-2010, 12:17 PM
Which version of OS X are you running? Also - if you're using NTFS 3G, I suggest uninstalling it and instead use Paragon NTFS. If you're running Snow Leopard, let me know as SL has built in support for NTFS.

Regards.

OS X 10.6.2. I did not know SL supported NTFS? Should I still get Paragon NTFS? I'm indeed using NTFS 3G.

Thanks again!

chscag
02-17-2010, 02:03 PM
OS X 10.6.2. I did not know SL supported NTFS? Should I still get Paragon NTFS? I'm indeed using NTFS 3G.

Thanks again!

OK. I think NTFS 3G might be the problem as it has been known to cause odd things to happen when trying to mount a NTFS volume. Let's try removing it and see what happens.

And yes, Snow Leopard has built in support for NTFS although it is not turned on by default. There are two ways to turn it on: One is to use a terminal command, and the other a small program that does it for you. I recommend downloading the small free program. It's called "ntfsMounter" and can be downloaded from here (http://ntfs-mounter.en.softonic.com/mac). (No need to purchase Paragon NTFS)

Let us know.

Regards.

stinktank
02-17-2010, 05:40 PM
I can see it now - thanks a lot for your help!

chscag
02-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Great! Glad you got it working. Have fun. :D

Regards.