4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2014 12:34 AM by Number88
pseguro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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!

 

Regards,

PSeguro


MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), mid 2010, 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • pseguro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got to prepare my tax return with Windows software...

  • 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

  • pseguro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello 88,

     

    I haven't resized / modified anything since installing Vista on my System. The problem must have incurred when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Maverick.

     

    by the way:

     

    I (just) found out that Windows Vista is booting (automatically) when I insert my original "Mac OS X Install DVD" / 10.6.3 (or my "Applications Install DVD") before starting the MacBook. It will - hwr - not boot without above DVDs in the tray...

     

     

     

    sudo fdisk /dev/disk0:


    Disk: /dev/disk0          geometry: 60801/255/63 [976773168 sectors]

    Signature: 0xAA55

             Starting       Ending

    #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size]

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [         1 -     409639] <Unknown ID>

    2: AF 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [    409640 -  510699696] HFS+       

    3: AB 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [ 511109336 -    1269544] Darwin Boot

    *4: 07 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [ 512378880 -  464394240] HPFS/QNX/AUX

     

     

     

    sudo gpt -r -vv show disk0:

     

    gpt show: disk0: mediasize=500107862016; sectorsize=512; blocks=976773168

    gpt show: disk0: Suspicious MBR at sector 0

    gpt show: disk0: Pri GPT at sector 1

    gpt show: disk0: Sec GPT at sector 976773167

          start       size  index  contents

              0          1         MBR

              1          1         Pri GPT header

              2         32         Pri GPT table

             34          6        

             40     409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

         409640  510699696      2  GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

      511109336    1269544      3  GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

      512378880  464394240      4  GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7

      976773120         15        

      976773135         32         Sec GPT table

      976773167          1         Sec GPT header

     

    Regards,

  • 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.