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  1. I believe I used this guide to install Mac on my PC. Also note that I do have my mac install on a separate hard drive (128GB) and not my primary (Windows 7 installed (500GB)). Note I am running Lion. Yet still, somehow, my MBR was missing. The actual BOOTSECT (or bootmgr) was missing from my Windows hdd. I use Andy's custom boot method for multibooting. I do not know how to change that to Chameleon or any other boot manager, although I believe Andy's boot manager works out quite nice. Additionally I do not recall the approximate Snow Leopard .dmg I installed, but I am 99% certain it was retail. Completely vanilla. My graphics card does perform excellent on every game; on Windows. The mouse delay I am referring to is the notorious hard-coded 32ms mouse lag (as seen here - mouse annoyances). I still experience this issue. I haven't ran my mac partition in a while, but I do remember that after leaving it on for an extensive period, say 2+ days, it freezes up. That's a huge problem for me because I tend to never shut down or restart my machine unless absolutely necessary.
  2. Alright. Instead of recreating this thread in the Lion forum, what about Lion? Has the issues been fixed in any release of Lion? Do you also know if there is a method to run Windows within Mac flawlessly (as if you were running Windows alone)?
  3. Originally I have Windows 7 x64 installed. I installed Hackintosh last year in October and used it for roughly a month and had my set-up dual-boot. However, it seemed Andy's custom boot (or something) deleted my MBR for Windows 7 and I had a hard time restoring it due to lack of Windows repair methods (no discs, no method of burning to discs via Mac, etc). What I need your help is deciding whether or not to start using Mac on my PC again. A few problems I had in the past with using Lion was: Flash crashing after extended usage Flash videos being completely transparent within its canvas The system not using my graphics power to its fullest potential Sputtering lag in games (such as Heroes of Newerth) The notorious mouse acceleration delay issue that is layered in Macintosh's core A few others I vaguely recall I would absolutely love to return to using Mac on my PC once again. I have not yet used Mountain Lion yet. I'm unsure what issues would be presented in this and I am unsure if any of the listed issues have been mitigated. To detail, I would prefer to always be logged onto Macintosh without having to switch to another OS to play a game or so. I was told by a friend that there was a possibility that Macintosh has an application (or so) that will allow virtualization of Windows 7 to interact directly with the hardware. I'm hoping to virtually use windows 7 within Macintosh without any lag or delay. I have very little experience with Macintosh. After reviewing my hardware, please help me decide the best tutorial and tools comprehensive to install Mountain Lion if it's the best choice. Hardware:
  4. Alright. I never messed with my Windows 7 hdd at all and the BCD file resulted in becoming zero bytes somehow. I recovered it with an old Vista installation disk (with the repair option) I found after relentless searching. Thanks.
  5. A month ago I installed Macintosh successfully on a separate hdd using Andy's CD bootloader. I'm unfamiliar with how the whole boot handling is done, but roughly after a week of using Hackintosh (dual-booting with my Windows hdd), something happened to my Windows 7 BCD file that caused it to be completely empty. This disabled me from booting into Windows completely. At the time, I did not have any form to recover my Windows (no recovery CD) until today. I fixed the BCD with the whole bootrec process and I'm back on Windows. I'm assuming the custom bootloader that was installed is the culprit for this. I would like to boot back into Mac regularly without the risk of losing Windows again. How would I remove the current bootloader and use a more stable one? (I used Andy's custom CD bootloader when installing Mac because other methods failed, so I am unsure if removing this may have any affect on Mac initializing with my hardware.)
  6. Provided I am able to burn through Parallels, the problem will still remain on my Mac partition and will not be solved. I'd rather not create additional spam topics for the same issue I have already made a topic about later on. Two birds with one stone.
  7. Is it really that difficult to repair the BCD file through Mac?
  8. I'm still a novice to Hackintosh and the sorts. I'm trying to get the most out of my graphics card (as when playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent, I see lines when navigating through the game) and followed a few AGPM suggestions for my card type. I recently found out about logs and found that I am getting constant output regarding my graphic card's G-state: Sep 24 09:35:38 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:35:42 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:35:45 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:35:48 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:07 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:11 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:17 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:20 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:21 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:24 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:41 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:44 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:50 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:36:54 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:37:01 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:37:02 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:37:05 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:37:06 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:37:09 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:37:09 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 09:58:31 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 12:17:02 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 12:17:05 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 12:54:10 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 12:54:13 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 15:39:04 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:05 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:08 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:11 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:14 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:16 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:23 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 0 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:26 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 0, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:28 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:20:31 User kernel[0]: nstat_lookup_entry failed: 2 Sep 24 23:21:05 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:21:09 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:21:22 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:21:25 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:25:57 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:03 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:04 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:07 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:07 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:10 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:53 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:26:56 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:27:15 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:27:18 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:24 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:27 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:31 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:34 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:44 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:45 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:58 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:59 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:28:59 User kernel[0]: disk3s2: media is not present. Sep 24 23:29:06: --- last message repeated 3 times --- Sep 24 23:29:06 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:07 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:11 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:12 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:16 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:17 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:24 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:25 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:30 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:29:33 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:30:09 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:30:12 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:05 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:08 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:10 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 1 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:13 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 1, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:18 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:19 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:26 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:36 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:43 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 3 from 2, ControlID = 17 Sep 24 23:31:45 User kernel[0]: AGPM: GPU = GFX G-state set to 2 from 3, ControlID = 17 This is only a fraction of the log. Every few seconds it seems to change state. These are my AGPM thresholds: The '999' is to disable it. Not sure what it is, but it was recommended in Camoguy's thread if I recall correctly. I'm assuming this whole threshold ordeal is to control the fans and cooling on my card.
  9. I don't have Linux Live and can't burn it to anything. I do however have Ubuntu 10.04 and BackTrack laying somewhere around here but I was hoping for a solution I could pull off while in Mac. The contents of the boot folder on my Windows hdd (this differs from the /boot folder in my Win7 recovery .iso): I don't really understand how BCD works. I know that I installed Mac by using Andy's boot CD, and I assume that installed some modified version of Chameleon bootloader. My goal is to repair the boot of Windows 7 without re-installing & doing so through Mac Lion if possible. Any ideas?
  10. TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H553A: Firmware Revision: DE04 Interconnect: ATAPI Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support) Profile Path: None Cache: 2048 KB Reads DVD: Yes CD-Write: -R, -RW DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO Media: Type: CD-R Blank: Yes Erasable: No Overwritable: Yes Appendable: Yes Write Speeds: 8x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x Burning Issue Heya. Above is my disc drive that I've burned countless of DVDs/CDs on via Windows 7 along with a blank CD-R inserted. Whenever I attempt to burn via iTunes or Finder, I get these errors: I've searched a bit to see what could be the problem and I have yet to find a proper solution to fix this while on Mac. Bootable USB Issue Connecting to the burning issue above, I found suggestions I could try to fix my disc drive via Windows, but it seems something (either Mac or my bootloader (Andy's custom bootloader (Chameleon))) erased all the contents of my /boot/BCD file. Its completely blank. I tried creating a bootable USB with a Windows 7 recovery .iso both by using the Disk Utility and terminal and neither was successful (USB was not bootable) to repair the boot config file. I'm currently stuck on Mac with no foreseeable method to launch my Windows 7 installation (I've had for 8 months), no way to burn CD/DVDs, and seemingly unable to create a bootable USB. More specifications can be found in my signature.
  11. Fermi Graphics Power Management

    Just as a quick verification (and for those who do this in the future): There's no number displayed, so I would assume its GFX0? Or just GFX? Lastly, where is the LogControl file found?
  12. [SOLVED] [Issue] Mac OS X Lion Audio

    Thanks, martin. Seems I was foolish and didn't even consider it could have been the USB port that the headset was plugged into. As shown, it was attached to a USB Super-Speed Bus as compared to the USB High-Speed Bus. I plugged it into a High-Speed port and it worked fine. The speed of a High-Speed Bus is only 12 Mb/sec, though, as the Super-Speed Bus is 480 Mb/sec (obviously preferable ). I'm probably missing kexts to use my Super-Speed Bus ports I would assume. That's going to become really annoying.. I'm not too familiar with USB ports or their infrastructures, especially their compatibility with Mac, so what is to be done about these Super-Speed Bus ports?
  13. osx corrupting windows hard drives

    I also run OS X Lion on it's own HDD. I've been running it alongside two NTFS HDDs (one with a Windows installation and other with data) for about a week. I've had no issues with any hard drives.
  14. [SOLVED] [Issue] Mac OS X Lion Audio

    Has no one tried a C-Media device (or AX Pro headset) with Hackintosh yet? It's being detected, just no input or output. I've searched countless hours scrounging through Google to no avail :/
  15. [SOLVED] [Issue] Mac OS X Lion Audio

    Tried that several times. Restarted a few times in between as well.
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