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Hae macbook pro pc side won't boot up

When I try to open the pc side, it partly loads, then pops back to the mac side. All of my data is on the pc side and I need to get at it to back it up! Any ideas?

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  • Mahealani Jun 06, 2008

    Attempting to start my MacBook Pro on the PC side, error message:



    "Windows cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

    system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys

    You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.

    Select "r" at the first screen to start repair."

    I get the same message when I insert my MS Windows xp Home Edition CD as the boot disk.

  • Mahealani Jun 09, 2008

    Task: Enable my MacBook Pro to boot on the Windows side. It worked at one time. OK I got my windows disk to boot the windows side. I keyed "r" to repair as instructed, then it asks which drive. I select "1" (C:) as the only option. The DOS prompt goes to windows. What can I do from there? Thanks.

  • Mahealani Jun 18, 2008

    I fixed the PC bootup on my MacBook Pro. Just re-formatted the PC partition and re-installed Windows XP. Thanks anyway.

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