If you are the type of person who prefers fixing this in Linux, you already know more than me and I've given you the command to look up. When developing theories for troubleshooting, people naturally make assumptions based on consistency. I did yesterday a clone of my Bootcamp partition with Winclone and right now I'm restoring the partition into the same but clean disk. Only professionals and developers or others with a valid reason should ever use beta versions and never on their primary machines. Leave any non-Windows entries alone.
If you have an optical drive connected to your computer, you can insert an installation disc to see it in Startup Manager. Mine was all messed up with duplicate entries, missing entries, and entries pointing to nowhere. Two shows you types and three shows you your hard disk partition setup. Thank you very much for your time. I distinctly remember a flowchart, and the author being mad that with a Mac you couldn't really follow the flow chart--at least one of the steps was inconsistent or arbitrarily chosen at the moment. The computer restart properly on windows each time it's needed.
Hi DeltaMac, As you can see I tried but it didn't work as I expected. After a few seconds, the Startup Manager appears. And since I use a non efi gpu I can't alt boot. In the Boot Order pane it will list the computer's current configuration for what your bootable volumes are. So how did these get mixed up? I avoided this for years because it seemed weird, but after installing it I instantly regretted not using it from day one.
El Capitan makes this a lot simpler. I'm curious where it is pointing. It would have worked when you had enough contiguous disk space. I've downloaded the software but so fare I don't know what to do with. After entering the password it vanishes and only the Windows option is left.
Use what you got from line 3 above. Are you holding down the Alt key as soon as you power it on until the drive selection screen appears? So what happens to this partition after you are done installing? If you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer, or if you are trying to boot off various utility or other boot disks, you may run into problems where using an alternative or desired boot device is not a straightforward process. . Check out and to backup, migrate, and manage your Boot Camp partition. Do you think a clone could work? Bootcamp partition requires enough contiguous disk space to move partitions and create a Bootcamp partition.
Other times boot devices may not appear is if there is a problem with either the device, or with the hardware you are using to boot the device. I tried Single user mode but i get Gray screen of death. What if You Can't Create a New Partition If you already have a second partition, either created by Disk Utility or Boot Camp, or if you're encrypting your disk with FileVault, you may not be able to create a new partition. So you don't need to fix that any more. But it seems for me more an error of pointing the right partition. Learn to master all your tech and gadgets! For you it might be 4. Unfortunately it took me months by myself to figure it out.
But after some pretty start up install screens, it can't find a drive to install to that it likes. I am in no way responsible for you following these instructions and breaking anything. You need to pick up tid-bits from others and luckily now online. Hopefully you have a backup. Did you have to do something special in order to boot straight to the windows hard drive? You will get this error message when you turn on or reboot your Macbook.
NetBoot images can be a convenient alternative to lugging around external hard drives, each of which will only work with one computer at a time. If you see an entry not pointing to any Windows volume, delete it. I have not any fusion drive, i have iMac late 2012 i5 2,7ghz 21. These were not problems that I experienced. You will need to run Bootcamp Assistant again and try to recreate the Windows partition. Press and hold the Power button to shut down. Today I changed my Macbook partition sizes and Windows Bootcamp would not show in the Boot menu.
Warning 2 — this is simple, but scary. I think this should do it, so you really don't need to worry about partitioning and all that, but in case I'm wrong, refer to my first attempt at explanation. I had this problem and I couldn't find anyone that knew anything. Now I tried to reboot on windows by selecting the bootcamp partition from the System preference. A fully encrypted computer with anonymous browsing, ready to use.
Also, whenever you do add a partition afterward for Yosemite, it can sometimes muck up the Windows installation, though a little can get it back into working condition. Today, I want to share how to fix this issues. Enter your password when prompted. Now I see why in that old commercial they said to run a pc you need this 2ft of manuals and to run a Mac you need this and it was a booklet of 10 pages. Winclose was stuck at the beginning of the process. The Boot menu This is perhaps the easiest way to select an available boot device.