Stuck in windows..

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by domanyi, Oct 25, 2010.

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    Hey. I used bootcamp earlier today, followed the instructions that told me to inset the windows 7 CD, and then click Ok. I did that, then my computer restarted and started installing it. When it was finished, it opened windows. I can't get back to mac now for some reason, and on the windows disc there is only 16 GB's (Almost nothing left now cause I installed windows 7) so that means I did install windows on the right disc.
    Question is, how can I get back to mac? I've tried restarting several times.
    Help!

    (Sorry for my bad english)
     
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    Hold the Alt/Option key down during boot. THis will bring up a boot selector.

    You can change the default OS to boot from System Preferences -> Startup Disk or Control Panel -> Boot Camp.

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    Nothing happens... When I restart it just starts windows, like a normal PC would do...
     
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    Which Mac and keyboard do you have. Some combinations don't work. If you have a corded mouse or Apple Remote, you can also use those to get back to OS X.

    Have you installed the Boot Camp drivers from your Mac OS X install disc as directed to in the instructions?

    Do you see the Boot Camp icon in Control Panel? Select Startup Disk? Do you see your Mac OS X as an option?

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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not at all..

    Can't install, theres no more space left on the windows.
    I don't see mac as an option.

    I use a macbook osx 10.6

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    Can't install the bootcamp drivers.. A messege pops up that says that windows can't use that.
     
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    And you are using the internal keyboard I presume? Which Macbook model or year in which you bought it?

    Boot from your OS X install CD and run Disk Utility from there. http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3810 Let's make sure that OS X is still safe.

    Do you have a backup of everything important? Do you have an external USB hard drive handy?

    I have a hard time believing that Windows let you install to a partition where you don't even have enough space to install the Boot Camp drivers.

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  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think its from 2008.

    So you want me to restart my computer, and press C and then what?

    Everything VERY important is on the internet, different websites, USB sticks etc.
     
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    Run Disk Utility as in the link I provided and go to the Partition tab. Take a screenshot if possible and report back.

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  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cant run anything on windows...

    Also, disk utility is not on my OSX installation disk.

    I use OSX 10.6 in case you didn't know.
     
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    Thanks guys! :)

    Works great now ;)
     
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    I love threads like this where I end up having no idea what was actually wrong in the first place, what fixed it, and am left with an uneasy feeling the real issues was simply PEBCAK.

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