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Unable to open Bootcamp install of Vista after upgrading MacBook Pro / Mid 2010 to OS Mavericks

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Dear Community,


I am unable able to boot the Windows Vista install (via Boot Camp) on my MacBook Pro / mid 2010 after upgrading to OS Maverick.

Any idea about how this problem can be solved (I don't want to purchase Windows 7 and I don't want to purchase a virtual machine)?

Many thanks for your support!




MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), mid 2010, 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • Number88 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)

    At any time since you installed Vista in Bootcamp have you resized any partitions or added/deleted any?


    Please post the output of the following 2 terminal commands in OSX


    sudo fdisk /dev/disk0



    sudo gpt -r -vv show disk0

  • Number88 Level 3 Level 3 (750 points)

    Thanks. Your partitions look ok to me.

    Try booting from the Vista installation dvd/usb and try the automatic repair function. It may need to be run up to 3 times.


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