Bootcamp fault (removing windows partition)

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  1. scottjg89 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone first post :)
    here goes,
    I had windows 7 installed on my macbook runing osx leopard
    I used bootcamp to install it, last week I wanted to remove windows as I was not using it and it was eating up storage space
    I opened bootcamp and removed windows successfully however it is defaulting to the windows and displaying a message "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"
    i do not have a windows partition, to start up mac i need to hold alt on start up and select the mac partition.

    any ideas? i done a search on the forum but did not see anything on this topic.

    thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Once booted open System Preferences -> Startup Disk ->Select your Mac OS X partition.

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  3. scottjg89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    legend :)
    that was simple thanks

    does that mean the windows partition is still active in some way?
     
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Just run the Bootcamp Assistant again to get rid of it.
     
  5. scottjg89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i run bootcamp it is not listing a partition for windows at all, this was the way i removed it previously
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    The boot loader is still looking for it. There's an entry (IIRC in the nvram) that tells it which partition on which disk it is expected to use as the default startup disk. In your case it was still pointing at the Windows partition for some reason.

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  7. scottjg89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that makes sense,
    thanks a lot everyone, made my day
     

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