6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2010 6:04 PM by Chen Eu
coachhomer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I had a beautifully running MacbookPro with Windows 7 and all of the sudden I can't boot to Windows 7. I booted in safe mode and took all of the programs out of the startup and isolated it down to Bootcamp that is crashing the startup. Any ideas?


Scott

imac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (60,510 points)
    No, but AppleHFS is one culprit.

    Rename AppleHFS.sys and AppleMNT.sys

    By doing the following you will disable HFS mount / read mode on windows XP, Vista, 7.

    Navigate to c:/windows/system32/drivers/AppleMNT.sys, rename the AppleMNT.sys file to something like AppleMNT_keep.sys or something of your likings.

    The faulty HFS driver is a valid concern. It seems to happen on many systems.
    You find it in Windows/system32/drivers/AppleHFS.sys

    Renaming to AppleHFS_disabled.sys will avoid the blue screens until you have found another solution or Apple updates Bootcamp 3

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    After renaming both myself because they are no longer "*.sys" or something? they are gone. In my case AppleHFS prevented Windows Backup from running to end and was causing error "some files skipped" and while some might find reading convenient, I prefer Windows not have even read-only access.

    You can probably do better with MacDrive8.
    http://www.mediafour.com/support/downloads.asp
  • coachhomer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Not exactly sure what all that means, but thank you for your time. I don't get a blue screen. It shuts off completely. Sounds to me like Apple has some work to do to fix BootCamp.

    Side note, I need to get this fixed asap. This is my work "pc" and I cannot work on the road until this is resolved.

    C
  • coachhomer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    No one else is having this issue? This is a major issue. This laptop worked flawlessly but now is completely dysfunctional on the Windows side.

    C
  • coachhomer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Just updating the progress since I haven't seen a lot of support. I removed the Boot Camp drivers and tried to install the previous release (3.0) of Boot Camp but with no luck. Known compatibility issues created some sort of fatal error. So i removed what portion of 3.0 that did install and tried to re-install 3.1 from the snow leopard disk. Still crashing. It doesn't shut off though, it seems like it puts the laptop to sleep. But it is inaccessible.

    C
  • coachhomer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Ok so I got this issue resolved in a very roundabout way. Just in case anyone is interested and you should be because this could happen to anyone, here is what I did...

    The screen was completely blacked out as I sat in front of it and I remotely accessed the windows side and could see the screen just fine. So I knew something was up. I went in to the Boot Camp control panel from the system tray and the screen brightness had been turned all the way down to 0 courtesy of my 4 year old. I adjusted it back to 100% and it works fine.

    That is a serious design flaw in the functionality of Boot Camp. An error message should pop up notifying the user that the screen brightness has been set to 0 and it should continually remind the user everytime they boot up the computer. Seems like a simple command.

    C
  • Chen Eu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Actually.. I also face the same problem.. I install several times my window 7 but.. if just can't start up..