Bootcamp booting straight to Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by meburbo, May 11, 2010.

  1. meburbo macrumors newbie

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    ... and no, the option key isn't working. My bro is on a 30 hour train ride and needs some help. The gray screen sits for about 10 seconds and proceeds to boot Windows 7, giving no option to boot the Mac partition, even while holding the option key. Any suggestions?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    There should be a Boot Camp icon in Control Panel where you can set the boot partition.

    Can the Mac OS partition be seen from Windows?

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  3. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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    Go into the bootcamp menu when in windows, from there you should be able to restart straight into osx.
     
  4. meburbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, should have mentioned that he's tried that, too.
     
  5. meburbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, he can see the partition from Windows. But selecting OS X as the default boot drive doesn't help.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Strange that Alt/Option doesn't at least pull up the boot selector menu. Does your brother have a bootable CD/DVD that he could stick in there to at least see if the boot selector can be accessed?

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  7. meburbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it's weird for sure. He doesn't have it with him. Poor sucker got on a train to realize his only form of entertainment won't be working. Bad timing.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Since the drive is still visible, at least the media files should be accessible. Nothing VLC can't handle unless it is DRMed video, in which case iTunes/Quicktime could do it.

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