Cannot Boot into OSX

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

  1. timdw5s macrumors newbie

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    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 P6

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    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

    balamw

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    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.

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  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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

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