I got a new hard drive for my Mac Book Pro and an enclosure so I could clone the old partitions on to the new drive.
- Put the new hard drive in the enclosure.
- Booted up off an install disk and ran disk utility.
- Copied the Mac and Bootcamp partitions over to the new drive that was connected VIA USB.
- Turned off the computer, took the old hard drive out and put it in the enclosure.
- Put the new hard drive in the Mac Book Pro.
- Booted into Mac OSX with no problem.
- When I rebooted held down the option key to boot into the windows side, it didn't show up as an option.
When I went back into the Mac side, I loaded Disk Utility and saw that I had the Mac partition, the BOOTCAMP partition, and a bunch of unallocated space. When I went into the System Preferences and set the target boot drive to the BOOTCAMP partition and restarted, I got some crazy error about there not being any bootable info on it.
That's where I am at. I have found other posts with people who are having the same problem, but I have yet to find a solution that doesn't involve me buying some 3rd party software. I know it has something to do with (what is called in Microsoft world) the Master Boot Record, but I don't know how to modify that to reflect that the BOOTCAMP partition is a bootable logical drive. I remember in MS DOS land there was some command line FDSK /something command that you would run (I think it was /MBR) to reset the MBR. To me though, all of these terms are shadowy figures in the Ether.
What do I do???
p.s. I read somewhere to boot off the windows 7 disk and run the system repair tools. I tried that and no change.