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    Option to boot into Windows is missing
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    Option to boot into Windows is missing
    When I boot up and hit the option key all I have is mac. I had Windows 7 (x64) installed however now I can't boot into it. I can still see the bootcamp partition and the files appear to be there. Just before losing it I resized the mac partition and added a exfat partition to share files. I also tried to get bootcamp working on vmware fusion and that working until after I resized.

    Mac OS X 10.6.8
    Vmware Fusion 3.1.4

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    Option to boot into Windows is missing
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    Adding the partition killed Windows 7 and its boot sector. You can try repairing Windows 7 to see if that works but you may have to reinstall. Unless you're gaming you may be better off just running it with Fusion. That way, you can share files between Windows and OS X without having to create another partition.

    How to repair Windows 7: LINK

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    Option to boot into Windows is missing
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    Wow I was expecting to have to do something in mac or with the mac install disk. I am pretty technical when it comes to windows however I am still learning mac and there wasn't much on this issues except for all kinds of programs to buy in order to fix it.

    In case someone comes along later with the same issue I held down the option button and a few seconds after that boot selection menu came up there where a couple of options pertaining to the dvd. I selected the one that said Windows and when prompted hit a key to boot into the disk. Then when the menu came up and selected next and instead of hitting install now I hit Repair your computer. After that I made sure that "use recovery tools that can help you fix problems starting windows. Select an operating system to repair." was selected I don't think at that point that I had anything to select but don't hold me to that. I clicked on next and selected startup repair. I let it run which took about 10 minutes and then it prompted me to restart to boot into Windows. After that Windows showed up at the options menu. It seems to be working great. Thanks.

    On a side note, I was surprised to find out that the magic mouse works when booted into the disk.

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