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I've recently let apple change my MacBook Pro 13" firmware version to: MBP71.0039.B0E which has disabled the bootcamp partition. Initially I found the error when the Bless tool would not allow me to switch to windows. I attempted to use bootcamp to reformat the partition and start over. Boot camp failed to run due to an incompatible version of Boot firmware. I took this thing to the apple store near me and they thought reformatting the hard drive would fix the problem. Lion OSX 10.7.3 was reinstalled, and the problem persists. Bootcamp does not operate. I've run all updates and also attempted to re-run the firmware installer, but it states that "This software is not supported on your system." Before I run back to the store again, has anyone here run into this?

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Initially I found the error when the Bless tool would not allow me to switch to windows.
It sounds like from the above that you were running rEFIt as your boot loader? In any event, a firmware update should not have disabled the Boot Camp assistant. Did you try setting up a partition for Windows using Disk Utility and then booting with the Windows DVD and install that way?

Why don't you see if that works before going back to the Apple store. Also, before doing anything else reset the PRAM to see if that clears it.
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PRAM reset has cleared the condition. Thanks for the help.
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