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I've installed FreeBSD on my system along with Windows 7 using this tutorial. When I turn on my PC the screen says something like this:

F1  FreeBSD
F2  Win
F3  ?

Boot: F1 _

Pressing F2 successfully boots my Windows 7. But when I press F1 nothing happens, it just types out a # on the screen.

Why is this happening? And how can I boot FreeBSD?

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Windows 7 will not allow changes to the boot sector and that is what is preventing you from booting FreeBSD. I never run Windows so that's all I can tell you about this. – Rob May 27 '13 at 12:43
Did you do anything differently than the tutorial (I see that at least the order of the OSes is different)? Are both OSes on 1 drive or are they on separate drives? My computer now is multibooting Win, FreeBSD & Linux (although I'm using GRUB2 bootloader & not "boot0cfg" -- not familiar with that one) – transistor1 Jun 6 '13 at 0:33
See if this is the problem: forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=33684 – transistor1 Jun 6 '13 at 0:37
Are you sure the # is not FreeBSD's root prompt? – tripleee Jun 6 '13 at 6:57
Also make sure you're using primary partitions, and not logical partitions (assuming your disk is using an MBR partition table) – transistor1 Jun 6 '13 at 13:28

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