Bootcamp - Windows 7

I have installed windows 7 through bootcamp on my MacBook Pro... essentially for encoding.

Now amongst the many problems that have plagued me on this, the latest one is that suddenly after a reboot my Mac drive (internal hard disk partitioned as Mac) as well as Seagate external HDD (NTFS) have disappeared. I tried to reboot thinking the reboot might have gone wrong, but even after several reboots the drives did not re-appear. Though they are recognised by the system. I can see them through device manager. I even tried to assign drive letters but I don't get that option on right click.

I do have Macdrive, so that won't solve the issue either I guess. Wondering if anyone knows how to solve this.

Thank you.
october16Asked:
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Does it mean that MacOS X sees these drives without any problem?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
did you follow instruction like here  windows will not recognize the efs drive (osx) and bootcamp should have made a seperate windows partition.

seagate external (using usb/firewire, e-sata?)  if usb must be to a powered port (see here if firewire you need additional drivers see this article
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october16Author Commented:
@noxcho: yes it does.

@ve3ofa: I followed the instructions as it has been mentioned in the tutorial you linked to setup the bootcamp drive. I don't know how else one can install windows on a mac. And no my hard disk or the Mac side of the partition are not on Target disk mode.

I have however resolved this by inserting the Mac OS X install DVD and repairing the internal HDD. After the repair I logged on to Windows and both, the Seagate as well as the Mac drive could be seen again. But thanks for your suggestions.

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Errors in file system. Looks like Mac repair tool fixed them.
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@october16:

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october16Author Commented:
This works!
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