Alt Key To Pick OS Screen Not Working

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

  1. sweetpeatles macrumors newbie

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    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

    tyr2

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    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

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

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    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

    apfhex

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    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

    knome

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    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

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    I assume you press that combo during boot?
     

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