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Bootcamp install error

by nnaryshkin / October 21, 2014 10:00 PM PDT

Hi all,

I have recently added a partition to my SSD hard drive whilst it already had a Bootcamp partition as well as a normal mac OS partition.
After that my Bootcamp install stopped working.
I tried repairing the installation of the install usb with Windows 7. It didn't even see the installed windows partition.
After reading few forums dedicated to the issue of fixing partition problems with Bootcamp, I decided to reinstall the windows to avoid all the hustle with editing partition tables through console.

Although upon the reinstall I got an error at the very end of the installation process where the installer asked for the following:

"please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk\DR1"

with options to cancel, try again, continue. No matter what I press it continues to the welcome screen and reboots into blinking cursor. I am not able to repair as install USB doesn't load into repair option but attempts to start the installation all over again.

I can't get out of that error.
I tried loading internet repair for mac OS, formatting the drive and reinstalling the OS. After the install I tried running bootcamp again and everything works fine up until finalizing the installation and the Harddisk\DR1 error.

Any suggestion would be appreciated!

Than you!

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Clarification Request
What is this USB Windows 7?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2014 11:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Bootcamp install error

Windows 7 came on DVD and there were some attempts my folk to install from USB, those often fail and end up with pleas for help. Try it the old fashioned way.

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bootcamp problem
by nnaryshkin / October 22, 2014 12:19 AM PDT

I should have mentioned that it's a MacBook Air and USB install is my only option. Boot camp created the USB load drive with windows 7 image itself.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 12:26 AM PDT
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Since USB DVDRW drives are out there, using other than the real thing can lead to troubles. I'm sure you understand that the method you are using can be trouble and hard to find support for.

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Let's read it again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 12:29 AM PDT
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