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Windows 7 boot manager missing - faulty CD?

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January 4, 2013 7:08:51 AM

Hi -
I am trying to install Windows 7 in Parallels on an iMac, but with no luck. I have spent hours with Apple and Parallels but they cannot succeed in helping me either. It all stumbles on the classic "Boot manager missing". Now, the question is, is it possible that this is because the Win 7 CD is faulty, or does anyone have any other solution?

Ctrl+Alt+Del obviously does not work, as I am on a Mac.
I have tried using a disk image. No luck.
I have tried to de-activate the storage disk, leaving only the SSD with Mac Mountain Lion active. No luck.
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January 4, 2013 8:39:27 AM

Newhaven59 said:
Hi -
I am trying to install Windows 7 in Parallels on an iMac, but with no luck. I have spent hours with Apple and Parallels but they cannot succeed in helping me either. It all stumbles on the classic "Boot manager missing". Now, the question is, is it possible that this is because the Win 7 CD is faulty, or does anyone have any other solution?

Ctrl+Alt+Del obviously does not work, as I am on a Mac.
I have tried using a disk image. No luck.
I have tried to de-activate the storage disk, leaving only the SSD with Mac Mountain Lion active. No luck.

never tried installing windows on a mac. but your issue sounds and acts the same as windows cant write to the master boot record. newer version of windows write a small bit of code to the mbr. if it cant read that code you get that error.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1424605
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