boot camp restart problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eivind, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. eivind, Nov 12, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010

    eivind macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    i have a imac27 i7 and installed a windows 7 64 on it. that part works fine.
    but when i restart my imac the option key work less than 50% of the time....
    i tried holding it down and pressing it numerous times. i use the standard wireless keyboard that came with the imac.
    any solution to this?
  2. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Based on my experience with this issue the wireless KB is not being picked up/connected quick enough by the machine that it bypasses the "option" to bring up the boot menu. Wired keyboard works every time for me.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Just a side note, but the combination of 2006 iMac and Apple Aluminum wired keyboard just won't work, so it can be picky about the particular wired keyboard too.

  4. huckduck macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    get a wired keyboard. as mentioned already, the wireless is flaky, and because it is bluetooth, there's no guarantee that the imac will open the connection before the boot sequence

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