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    Can't Reboot Back To The Mac OS

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    Can't Reboot Back To The Mac OS
    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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    Can't Reboot Back To The Mac OS
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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.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Can't Reboot Back To The Mac OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    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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    Can't Reboot Back To The Mac OS
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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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