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Windows 8 did a repair - Broke Clover


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jasjeet

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Hi

 

I have an old HDD with the Win 8 bootloader still present (all OS files deleted however, just not formatted drive), and by accident it booted up and started a repair *facepalm*.

 

After this my SSD which had Clover installed with a UEFI Boot to Yosemite and Windows 7 fails to work. It just boots straight into Windows 7 without bringing up the Clover Bootlader. I think the partition may not be active anymore? It seems like the Windows 7 Bootloader is getting priority. Im booting the SSD via UEFI.

 

I used my old SSD to bootup Mavericks and install Clover back to my Yosemite SSD, but it didnt work.

 

Any ideas how i can get Clover back?

 

Thanks

 



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I have just started over, removed the pesky Windows 8 Recovery and EFI partition now.

 

Ive decided to use 2 SSDs, Windows 7 on one and Yosemite on the other.

 

Is it possible to boot Clover in UEFI and then boot Windows 7 Legacy? Currently it just hangs on the blinking cursor.



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Up! Up!



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Go to BIOS and add Clover boot option, move it to first.

 

Or you can rename /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi to bootmgfw-orig.efi



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I ended up putting Win 7 on one SSD and Yosemite on another SSD. And i deleted the EFI partition of the Win 8 HDD so it won't ever cause a problem again. Windows 8 what a POS.



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I fixed this problem. This my very simple guide. With ESP partition http://www.hackintos...ir/#entry107392







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