Alt Key To Pick OS Screen Not Working

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sweetpeatles, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. sweetpeatles macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2006
    Has anyone experienced a problem after loading bootcamp where they were unable to invoke the OS menu screen holding down the Alt key at a restart? I'm unable to get the menu screen to select which OS to use at restart. The only way I can go into XP or back to OS X (when in XP) is to use the Disk Startup utility and manually select. Any ideas how to correct this problem?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    I had something similar, but only when I was using a non-apple keyboard. Pressing alt+command (or alt+windows key) at boot did the trick for me.
  3. sweetpeatles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2006
    I'm using the apple keyboard that came with my machine.
  4. Sawtoothdude macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    I don't know if it matters depending on the computer but holding down Option gives me the boot menu. I have never tried ALT. I hope this helped.
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    They are the same key. :p

    Did the Option key used to work for you, or has it been this way since you first ran BootCamp?
  6. knome macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2006
    I had a problem like this, try reseting your P-Ram (Command+Option+p+r) and if you have a SMC (should be a button on the inside of the computer right above the video card near the back).
  7. mjgunn macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I assume you press that combo during boot?

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