Cannot Boot into OSX

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by timdw5s, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. timdw5s macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    So I installed xp through boot camp on a partition, but now I cannot boot into MAC OSX. I accidentally installed XP without SP2. It has SP1 so I cannot install the boot camp drivers. When I start up it goes directly to windows and I cannot boot into the MAC OS. Ideas? I want to just delete the windows partition or get it back so I can use the MAC OS. I can't find the media for my SP2 edition so I just want to go back to the MAC OS.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Have you tried holding down the Option Key while you boot?
    It should give you the option to select OS X

    Be sure to use BootCamp Assistant to delete your Windows partition
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Once back in OS X you could try downloading the SP2 or SP3 network installer and try and update your XP using that.

    I just hope it didn't do anything to royally mess up your partition table so it won't be able to boot OS X.

  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    As MacDawg said, you should be able to select OS X if you hold the option key at startup.

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