I don't know if this is the right forum, in that case sorry
First off, i set my HDD as following:
1° partition: 100mb windows partition
2° 50gb windows
3° 50gb MacOSX
4° 50gb MacOSX clone
5° 300gb NTFS for stuff
My bootable partition was the 3°, and by chamaleon I was able to boot both windows or macosx.
I uninstalled windows 8 and reinstalled windows 7, obviously it changed /boot flag to 1°.
I used to use gparted to switch the flag back to 3°, but this time I tried with the diskpart and set 3° as active (aka /boot).
Now the HDD isn't bootable anymore, BIOS doesn't detect it. I plugged the HDD in another Windows PC by USB. It doesn't work: i can't see no disk nowhere! Nor in Disk Manager.
I tried to use gparted and plug the HDD AFTER gparted was running. I was able to see the disk and each partition as they used to be (that makes me think that there's any "physical" issue).
I would like not to format the disk (however even though I would do it, i can't because it's not detected anywhere).
What can I do? Can someone help me please?
Thank you in advance.
3 replies to this topic
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:18 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:57 PM
Is it a Seagate drive by any chance? Namely 7200.10/11
Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:53 PM
After many hours, I finally end up to switch to IDE mode from AHCI in the BIOS setup. Now I am able to boot Windows 7 again... half work is done.
Since Mac OSX run only in AHCI mode, I enabled AHCI driver in the windows registry (I read some tutorial here and there on internet).
Then I restarted the PC, changed back to AHCI in the BIOS, rebooted again and... nothing, auto-detection of SATA 1 is still in "guru meditation".
That sounds wierd to me because I already had that setup before Windows 8 install (dual-boot Win7+Macosx x2, in AHCI mode).
And plus, since the first bootloader is chamaleon and it starts from an HFS+ partition, why BIOS doesn't detect the disk and allows to boot the Mac straightly, bypassing Windows?
IDE mode: disk detected.
AHCI mode: disk undetected.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong or I miss something...
Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:03 PM
Well, Maxtor was purchased by Seagate, so it's mostly the same. Google Maxtor BSY or Seagate BSY.
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