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Irishman

Member Since 18 May 2014
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2019 09:04 AM
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Windows 10 can't reboot in Boot Camp

20 February 2019 - 01:40 PM


I've had a Boot Camp partition on my late 2012 21.5" iMac for over a year now. The relationship between OS switching has been flaky at best. I had updated my Mac to 10.14.3 several days ago, and had the thought to update Windows as well, mostly to see how Fortnite performed after the update, and because it had been awhile, and gaming was the only reason I installed Windows in the first place.


Yesterday, I restarted into Windows, and let Fornite update, and then let Windows and iTunes/iCloud update, too. Once finished, Windows restarted, and then it got caught in a reboot loop, unable to finish and get back to my login screen. This morning, I woke up to a blue screen telling me that after numerous attempts, Windows could not successfully restart. I then restarted into safe mode, and it got about 16% finished, and failed to boot.


At that point, I held down the power button on my iMac and switched back and my Mac OS startup disk, and posted this problem to you guys.


Has anyone had this problem? I don't know how to resolve it.

Has Anyone Had this happen to your Mac?!?!

28 November 2018 - 07:13 PM

I have a Bootcamp partition with Windows 10 on it for a little over a year now. It's up to date on system updates as of today. On my late 2012 iMac, running the latest version of Mojave, I was watching a YouTube video this evening in macOS when my Mac seemed to freeze, go to a white screen, then after some seconds go to a black screen, and lo and behold, I saw the Windows logo, and my Mac booted into Windows on its own. I was puzzled by that behavior, and thought that maybe Windows needed some updates of some kind, but after checking, none were needed. I fired up Fortnite to check out game performance, and it's fine.

Has anyone ever had this happened to you, or heard of it happening to anyone else?!?

Thanks!

ETA: i did have some problems changing my startup disk from windows to mac a few days ago (Windows couldn't recognize my macOS startup disk) but holding down the option key during startup fixed it for me.

Brian