Bootcamp windows problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ltzraymond, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. ltzraymond macrumors member

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    hey guys when ihold down the option button to choose windows or os x, only the windows shows. i just installed window and i think i did the partitioning wrong and formated it wrong, is there a way for me to fix it. i dont care if i lose my windows installed,i just want to use my mac again :[
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Sounds like you installed Windows over your OS X partition somehow.
     
  3. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    you did use bootcamp right? A lot of people just boot into the win XP disk. Which is not how to do it.
     
  4. ltzraymond thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    The partition where Windows was installed was reformatted, then Windows installed over it. If that partition was where your OSX was, that data is pretty much gone for good. Hopefully you backed up your data.

    You could try booting from your OSX install disk and use Disk Utility to look at your drive and see if there's anything other than the Windows partition in there.
     

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