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Running a mid 2007 iMac, recently upgraded to Mavericks. I also have a Win7 Bootcamp partition.

I can boot into Win7 no problem but when I try to use the Win7 Bootcamp utility in the system tray to reboot to the Mac OS, I get an error telling me it can't find a bootable Mac OS X drive.

Both partitions are on the same drive. It all worked fine until my upgrade to Mavericks.

I CAN get back to "the Mac side" via the Option key at reboot, it's just not as elegant as using the Win7 Bootcamp utility.

Any suggestions?
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When you get back to Mavericks via Option, go into System Preferences > Startup Disk and ensure the OS X.9 partition is selected in blue.

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When you get back to Mavericks via Option, go into System Preferences > Startup Disk and ensure the OS X.9 partition is selected in blue.
Yeah, but why did the Bootcamp utility stop working? Why can't it "find" my Mac drive?
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Give re-installing the BC software in Windows a go. It looks like the upgrade affects a few people negatively so it's worth starting with something simple and hoping that your issue is one of the easier ones.

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