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    Problem: repair disk permission and windows damaged
    I click on repair disk permission in disk utilities for my bootcamp drive and now i cant access my windows 8.
    This drive there isn't in start up and when i set my boot drive to this and restart, after about one minute appear this in a black screen: this drive is not bootable!
    Now what i have to do? Please help me : (

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    Do you have any important files on the windows 8. As you may have removed the boot up.

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    I have important program such as catia
    And i had very good boot camp and windows without any problems, i love it ; (
    I want to bring back my own windows and hope it's possible!
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    I now can read my windows drive in macintosh and copy it to external memory!

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    Just to make sure I am understanding correctly do you mean that you tried to use the Mac Disk Utility in OS X to repair your Bootcamp partition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Just to make sure I am understanding correctly do you mean that you tried to use the Mac Disk Utility in OS X to repair your Bootcamp partition?
    Yes
    I use this and click on repair disk permissions and my problem started!
    Now i cant do anything with my boot camp drive in disk utility! I can just change my boot disk
    Windows dose not boot! An error appear : this is not bootable drive' please insert disk and press any key!

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    I was afraid that was what happened. My understanding is that the Repair Disk and Repair Permissions functions were not intended to be used on the Bootcamp partition. As far as the computer is concerned that part of the drive is a Windows disk and should be fixed by Windows-based utilities.

    As far as I know the only real solution is to erase the Windows partition and recreate it by following the same steps used to create it in the first place. I would wait for others more fluent in Windows troubleshooting before doing that though there may be another solution.
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    You need to repair the Windows 8 boot sector which you destroyed by repairing disk permissions from OS X. Never use Disk Utility to do anything to Windows since Disk Utility does not understand Windows. It's only designed to work with OS X.

    How to repair Windows 8

    Make sure you read the entire thread and then follow directions. If that doesn't work, you may need to reinstall Windows 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I knew someone would have a solution to erasing that partition. Hope it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I was afraid that was what happened. My understanding is that the Repair Disk and Repair Permissions functions were not intended to be used on the Bootcamp partition. As far as the computer is concerned that part of the drive is a Windows disk and should be fixed by Windows-based utilities.

    As far as I know the only real solution is to erase the Windows partition and recreate it by following the same steps used to create it in the first place. I would wait for others more fluent in Windows troubleshooting before doing that though there may be another solution.
    How to erase it? Erase by disk utility?
    I don't know how to create new windows drive!
    Can i write my imessage address here? Isn't it against macforoum's law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    You need to repair the Windows 8 boot sector which you destroyed by repairing disk permissions from OS X. Never use Disk Utility to do anything to Windows since Disk Utility does not understand Windows. It's only designed to work with OS X.

    How to repair Windows 8

    Make sure you read the entire thread and then follow directions. If that doesn't work, you may need to reinstall Windows 8.
    I cant repair my win8 now
    I cant write on my bootcamp drive!
    I have a very big problem, when windows DVD boots and i want to repair or instal i face to a locked drive!

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    First I would suggest trying the method that chscag linked to in his post. That might fix things. If that does not work then it's time to delete the partition. This can be done through the Boot Camp Utility or through Disk Utility. I have included links to both but using the Boot Camp utility seems safer.

    Remove Bootcamp Partition Using Boot Camp Utility

    How to remove your windows bootcamp partition (PROPERLY) using Disk Utility

    Edit: Just re-read your post. Things might be damaged beyond a repair. If thats the case proceed to deleting the partition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    First I would suggest trying the method that chscag linked to in his post. That might fix things. If that does not work then it's time to delete the partition. This can be done through the Boot Camp Utility or through Disk Utility. I have included links to both but using the Boot Camp utility seems safer.

    Remove Bootcamp Partition Using Boot Camp Utility

    How to remove your windows bootcamp partition (PROPERLY) using Disk Utility

    Edit: Just re-read your post. Things might be damaged beyond a repair. If thats the case proceed to deleting the partition.
    Real thanks to you

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    You're welcome. If you need to re-create the Windows partition you can do so by running the Bootcamp utility and basically starting from scratch. The on screen directions are pretty good but I found it helpful to print the directions so I could read through as I was following them.

    I believe the current version either needs a Windows 7 or 8 install disc, thumb drive etc. to work. The OEM discs that come with most PCs won't work because they are very specific about the range of hardware they were designed to run on.
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