Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Christopher Murphy)
user$ sudo dd if=/dev/disk1 bs=440 count=1 2>/dev/null | hexdump -C
|lid partition ta|
|g operating syst|
|.....,Dc|MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9), the MBP is 9,2 -- also Mac Pro 3,1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to autnagrag)
Like I said, I don't need to see it, let alone see it twice. You need to do this on all of the disks to see if any others have boot loader code. You should get results with just zeros, like this:
00000000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |........|
In which case that drive does NOT have bootloader code, which is good. If you find one with boot loader code then tell us.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 4:32 PM (in response to autnagrag)
So either the boot loader code in disk1 is broken and needs to be fixed. Or the firmware is still confused having so many drives connected for some reason, or maybe it's worth trying some voodoo and zapping the pram a couple times.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 5:14 PM (in response to Christopher Murphy)
Zapping PRAM was nugatory. There were two iterations.
There was no change in the failure to boot behavior of the Windows partition, whether attempted from Startup Manager or from System Preferences>Startup Disk.
Black screen, with flashing underscore cursor top left corner, in each case.MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9), the MBP is 9,2 -- also Mac Pro 3,1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to autnagrag)
There are a couple of similar situations for a blinking cursor, which may indicate driver issues (because of driver differences between where the W7 was originally installed and the new hardware where you are trying to boot it from).
There is one here - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4936761
Christopher has also mentioned using bootrec.exe.
Can you try building a USB with Bootcamp drivers and a Windows7/32-bit ISO on another machine. You may not need it for recovery or anything else, but just executing bootrec.exe. Disconnect all other external devices when using such a USB.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to Loner T)
Hello all, and thanks for all of your help!
I described to the contents of this thread to a friend of mine who works in IT.
He said "Holy cow, you use Windows so seldom you don't have anything you care about in your Windows installation!"
I said, "Yup."
He said, "I'll be back in town in a week and I'll give you a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate with a registration code from the Microsoft Store."
I said, "I accept."
Thanks again, guys, but I am going to cut and run.
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