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Bootcamp volume selectable in Startup Disk but won't boot. Bootcamp not visible with Option Key

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May 23, 2013 10:58 PM

My bootcamp volume is selectable in Startup Disk System Preference, but Windows 7 will not boot stating no bootable volume.  The Bootcamp volume does not appear when option key held down during startup.  Windows 7 booted fine before I booted into MacOS.  When I tried to reboot in Windows 7, that's when I received the non-bootable error.  All looks fine on the Windows 7 volume.


I'm working with a Macbook Pro Early 2008, 256 GB SSD, Windows 7 and the Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033.


I tried to re-install Windows 7 on its 32 GB partition, however Windows reported volume is not in proper format???


I tried repairing my Windows 7 volume with my install disk, but apparentl after having to update my initial Windows 7 instalation (disk bought in 2009) about 3 or 4 times, my Windows 7 install disk reports it cannot repair the now updated version of Windows 7 on my hard drive.  Lovely.  Brilliant engineering.


I looked into editing my partition table, but that process appears more a hack/bandaid for the underlying problem that more than likely still exists.


Any suggestions, other than painfully starting from the beginning???



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