Cannot boot into OSX after Windows install, startup keys do not work

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  1. seubjoh macrumors newbie

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    So I have a 2009 Mac Mini which I installed boot camp on and a windows 7 buisness 32 bit installation. It now only boots into that operating system. Holding down the x,c,alt/option keys at start up do nothing. The only thing it seems to respond to is the mouse to eject a disk. This probably means I have a bad keyboard but I typed this entire post with it and I don't have another keyboard in the house to test the theory with (except PS/2 inputs).

    Any thoughts? Unfortunately I just brought this mac mini from school and left all my disks there so it might just be I didnt finish the boot camp install in windows, is there any way to get around this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you have the bootcamp utility installed, you should be able to start OS X from there.
     
  3. seubjoh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i do not unfortunately, how do i get this installed? is there a way without the disks?
     
  4. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    you "should" be able to download it from the apple support website, but you'll have to search it out.
     
  5. seubjoh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya Im having trouble finding a base install thats not an update. Any help? Thanks for the speedy responses guys I appreciate it
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    There was a recent thread where someone posted the XML link to two full copies of the drivers. You may be able to pull the drivers out of one of those packages. (LINK: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=892725)

    Do you happen to have an Apple remote? You can bring up the boot loader by holding play during boot.

    EDIT: 7-zip can get you into a pkg file.

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  8. seubjoh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think im just going to borrow a snow leopard disk from a friend and install it that way. Just curious though, when I had my own copy in my disk drive my windows pc wouldnt recognize it, how am I supposed to install boot camp off it?
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    Was it an original disk or a burned copy? As per the thread I linked the drivers are in their own session on the disc and if you don't explicitly copy it you ain't got it.

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  10. seubjoh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was an original disk. The problem with your thread though is that I cannot get into my mac osx partition, im currently stuck on the windows side. At this point all I want to do is get back into the mac side and delete my windows side until I get back to school with the rest of my mac mini disks.
     
  11. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    can you borrow a keyboard from your neighbor?
     
  12. seubjoh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was able to torrent a bootcamp 3.0 installation, install, set boot to mac osx, and then delete the partition. What a nightmare, this consumed my entire night and morning. Thanks for all the help everyone, hopefully when I get back to school I can get a a partition working with all my disks there.
     

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