Bootcamp doesn't boot into OS X by default

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wankey, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    Annoying problem with bootcamp. I installed Windows 7 on a bootcamp partitioned partition (32gb) and played aorund with it for a few moments... then I got bored and went back to OSX to delete the partition.

    Once done however... whenever I restart the mbp, the bootloader keeps trying to boot into the partition which nolonger exists.

    Only when I press option does the bootloader show 1 harddrive... the weirder thing is all the mouse inputs are switched (moving the mouse up=down, down=up, left=right so its hard to select the harddrive)

    This is a very odd problem... how do i get rid of it? I really just want the mbp to boot right into OSX since the other partition no longer exists

    If I don't hold option however, it boots into dos saying "Error, no bootable drive... please insert CD or DVD"
     
  2. allbrokeup macrumors 6502

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    Simply, go into System Preferences, and set Macintosh HD as your Startup Disk.

    And the mouse problem, don't bother about moving the mouse, simply hit "Return" to boot into the selected Partition...:D:D:D

    If you cannot get into OS X at all, insert your Mac OS X Install DVD and open up the installer. Goto Utilities > Startup Disk and choose your Mac Partition.

    If it still doesn't work, reinstall Mac OS X.

    allbrokeup
     
  3. wankey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great... worked perfectly.

    Another reason why OS X >>>>> Windows 7
     
  4. sesnir macrumors 6502

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    lol... no, that's what you get for installing a beta operating system on a mac book :p

    I think Mac OS X is better than Windows 7 for other reasons, though. Clunky is a word I'd use to describe it....
     
  5. DirtyDan macrumors member

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    That word describes all post XP Windows OS's.
     

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