Bootcamp nightmare, urgent help needed?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gilford, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. gilford macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2010
    After following the instructions to a "T" I have installed windows 7 on my new iMac. I have inserted the Snow Leopard disc to install the 3.0 drivers but it refuses to install 2 components. I have downloaded Bootcamp 3.1 but it will not allow me to install this saying that I require 3.0 to do so (which I have just installed).

    To top all of this off I cannot re boot in OSX! All new Mac's now ship with a BT keyboard and when I restart and hold down the option key to select OS it doesnt work!

    Any help on this will be greatly received lads, I have been stuck in crappy windowes land all weekend now :(

    Any help appreciated!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can use the Boot Camp Control Panel in the taskbar to select Mac OS X to boot into.

    Also any USB keyboard might work if you have one lying around.

    And what drivers/components weren't installed?

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    It seems it has been solved, as the urgent ha faded away the last two days
  3. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    when are you holding the option key down?
    Have you tried waiting until the boot sound then pressing and holding Option and just waiting for both partitions to come up?
    I know I've tried holding option from initial start and it didn't work, after the sound holding it worked, for me at least.

    Also on new imac 27 using the BT keyboard.

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