Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've had Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on my iMac for a while now. All of a sudden, my BOOTMGR is compressed.

I've read countless solutions to this that involve using the Windows installation disk to run a repair and some other commands, but i think that's the easy way out. I want to know if there's a way to perform a similar task using Mac OS X itself or an app that runs in it - no DVD or USB booting necessary.

I've read about rEFIt, but it still requires me to reboot into a separate mode to perform operation. I feel that there can be a way to directly operate on the Boot Camp partition from within OS X, since that partition isn't in use by the system.

If I can't find a way to do this, I'll eventually try out the Windows DVD method, but I really want to know what you guys would do if all you had was OS X and the internet.

share|improve this question
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.