Won't Load Past smiling Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chubypig, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Chubypig macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    Hey, I'm not sure if this is the place to post this, but i needed to start up in os 9, and after I changed my startup disk to 9, and restarted, the computer started up to the smiling Mac, but didn't go any further. My question is, is there a way to get back into Os X upon start up, like using the keyboard or something? Please Help!!
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Try holding down the X key while rebooting the computer. It may force your computer to start up in OS X. Another option if that doesn't work, would be to start up from a bootable CD (like your system restore disks) holding the C key at bootup. Then it should have a startup disk option where you can change to OS X.
  3. Chubypig thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    yeah I tried the X key thing, but that didn't work, and I was wondering about the CD thing. Thanks A lot! I'll try this weekend, because the disks are at work.

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