Can not return to OSX from Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alj92, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. alj92 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2015
    Hopefully someone can help me.

    Today I purchased a key for Windows 10, and installed it using Bootcamp on my MacBook. Everything went great, Windows works great, and I am able to access my work servers using Radmin.


    I went to return back to OSX and I am unable to.

    I tried holding the option button during start up to select my disk, but I was only greeted with the Windows option.

    In Windows, I went to the bootcamp menu and chose restart in OSX, but it led me back directly to Windows again.

    I tried using safe mode, but the command was ignored and I was brought right back to Windows, yet again.

    On a last ditch effort, I entered recovery mode. I went to recover from internet, then I chose install a new version of OSX. My MacBook was deemed "eligible" and after completion, the computer restarted and I was sent right back to Windows.

    Does anyone know how to help me get my computer back...?
  2. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Did you overwrite your OS X installation ?
    try holding the Alt key in while booting, or in the bootcamp software inside Windows (control panel) choose to start OS X
  3. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    Also you can try holding X during a boot/reboot.
  4. pedro_martins macrumors member


    Aug 4, 2015
    I think that you didn't format the partition that was created by bootcamp. I think that you formatted the OS X partition. If you have fast internet and a backup/docs in the cloud (dropbox, drive, iCloud, one drive), I would just erase everything and install OS X from scratch.
  5. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Step one: are you familiar enough with Windows 10 that you can verify you do, in fact, have (1) a partion, (2) which is formatted in Mac OSX Extended (Journaled), and (3) has all the OSX executables to boot into OSX?

    Also, don't let this put you off from bootcamp. When it works, which is almost always, it works great. Mac hardware runs Windows better than PCs do.

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