After Deleting Windows XP and Partition I Get Black Screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by samir684, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. samir684 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2008
    this doesn't have anything directly to do with windows, more the aftermath.

    i partitioned a 32gig portion of my hd with bootcamp 2.0 and installed windows. after deciding to use parallels instead, i used bootcamp to delete the partition. after deleting everything ran smooth no problem.

    i went to use my computer again the next day and turned it on and now mac os doesn't load automatically. if i let it try and load it gives me a black screen saying "no boot disk found press any key to restart" or something.

    if i want to load mac os i have to hold the option key as if i were choosing between windows and osx, but the windows partition doesn't exist when i do that just my mac hd.

    any idea how i can fix this problem without reformatting the drive?? i'm on a macbook pro if it matters.
  2. samir684 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2008
    there are no problems with mac os once it loads btw. everything runs perfectly smooth including parallels.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    System Preferences -> Startup Disk -> Select OS X 10.5 -> Restart

    It looks like the bootloader is trying to default you to a nonexistant Windows partition.
  4. RamiSmidi macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009
    It Works!

    thanks so much for the relpy it worked!

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