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    Help, can't boot Windows
    Hi,

    Windows 7 is not showing in bootcamp, why ? Disk Utility is showing disk0s4 but is greyed out and won't let me 'mount' it's not showing up in 'Start Up' either but if I go to disk utility a select main hard drive and partition 'disk0s4' is showing ? Also Windows won't boot holding the option key down. How do I get it back with out reinstalling windows ?

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    First thing we need to know is if you had Windows running successfully on this computer before this happened...or if this is a first time new install of Windows.

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    Hi, yes working fine for months.

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    Thanks for the info.

    Did you do anything recently such as an Mac OS upgrade or update?

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    No nothing I was looking into increasing the partition on the windows side but hadn't done it.
    The boot camp hasn't been showing up in disk utility for a while but holding down the option key on start up has always worked.

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    Ok...thanks again for the info. Here's an article that describe's how to get Windows 7 to work again when troubles are encountered...hopefully it helps:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win...mbr,10036.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Ok...thanks again for the info. Here's an article that describe's how to get Windows 7 to work again when troubles are encountered...hopefully it helps:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win...mbr,10036.html

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    I can't run Windows at all though ?

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    Did you read the article?? There's a section that deal's with booting from your Windows 7 Install DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAW View Post
    Hi,

    Windows 7 is not showing in bootcamp, why ? Disk Utility is showing disk0s4 but is greyed out and won't let me 'mount' it's not showing up in 'Start Up' either but if I go to disk utility a select main hard drive and partition 'disk0s4' is showing ? Also Windows won't boot holding the option key down. How do I get it back with out reinstalling windows ?
    Your question reminds me of last month I forgot the login password for Windows 7 , but after I reset my password, i found another problem with my computer , just like you, the Windows can not boot , my cousin thinks I started acpi , try to restart the computer, hen press F11 to enter the BIOS before the system is started, then disable the ACPI and restart the computer again. but it doesn't work , maybe i need to reinstall the system ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Towertys View Post
    Your question reminds me of last month I forgot login password on Windows 7 , but after I reset my password, i found another problem with my computer , just like you, the Windows can not boot , my cousin thinks I started acpi , try to restart the computer, hen press F11 to enter the BIOS before the system is started, then disable the ACPI and restart the computer again. but it doesn't work , maybe i need to reinstall the system ,
    Man, have you solved the problem, or like me ?

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