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Oh Holy Crap, I can't get back into my Mac drive

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#1 Jennytalia


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

I have OS 10.5 installed on my iMac, but I have a 10.4 restore disk, so I don't know which version Boot Camp came off.

The Windows installation worked perfectly, but the installation instructions I have tell me I can select my default drive using Boot Camp Assistant from the Windows system tray, which I don't have. It's on the restore disk, which Windows won't recognize.

I have tried holding down Option while it boots, but it goes straight to Windows. I have attempted to bring up Windows Boot Options to either boot from the restore CD or select another partition.

So, I can't get back into my OS X partition.


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:05 PM

Immediately when you start your mac after the chime hit the option button and hold it down. If that doesnt work insert your mac os X disc and while you stat the computer hold down the C key and see if the disc boots if it does then quit the installer and hit select boot disc from the options then select your mac osx partition. :blink:
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#3 davidanders


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

In order for the Option key to work, you need a wired keyboard. A wireless keyboard is not recognized until the OS starts.
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:43 AM

I had exactly the same problem. As no one posted after this, I just wanted to let everyone know that it works.....Thank god it does to....I thought I had practically bricked my iMac, lol. Thank you for the post. It has literally prevented me having a heart attack......


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