cannot boot into osx

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thebattosai, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. thebattosai macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I'm new to the boards and i'm having a huge problem but i really dont know what else to do.

    Everytime i start my white 13" macbook, it boots into boot camp, that is, windows. however, when i hold the option key down and chose my mac installation, the apple logo comes up and the loading indication (the spinning circle thing) is displayed under it for about 30 secs, then it just restarts.

    i have tried using the OSX installation disc and the disk utility to repair the partition but then it keeps getting an error. and i also try to mount the drive but that fails also. I can load into windows xp perfectly fine and i have downloaded some recovery software that runs from windows to retrieve mac files from corrupted partitions. and the software works.

    I have tried single user mode and safe mode but the same thing happens as when i try to boot into OS X.

    I also have tried disk warrior but every time i try to boot from it, the same thing happens as when i try to boot from my mac installation and it just restarts.

    Any ideas? i really dont have any of my software installation cd's and would really prefer not installing a clean version of OS X as i have had to do that before.

    Any method of repairing it?
     
  2. thebattosai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no ideas?? common:( really need help here. i'm dying without my mac:(
     
  3. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    did this happen just after you installed bootcamp.windows or have you been using bootcamp for a while?
     
  4. thebattosai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've been using it for a while. never had any problems.
     
  5. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    If you have Time Machine enabled, boot the OSX install CD and restore from a backup. If you don't have Time Machine enabled, learn from your mistake.

    Also, it'd help to know what error it's giving you. Also hold CMD+V when you boot up and take a photo of the error messages.
     
  6. thebattosai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sadly no i do not have time machine enabled.

    i tried the cmd+v thing but no luck.

    heres what happens:

    I press the power button, i hear the apple sound, press cmd+v but it boots straight into windows. same thing happens if i press shift(for safe mode) or anything else.

    Then i turn it off and try again. this time i hold down the option key. and before i select my OSX partition, i hold down cmd+v but then the same thing happens as if i'm not pressing any thing: the apple logo is displayed, then a loading indicator comes beneath it and it then it stays like that for about 30 seconds then restarts automatically.


    So i cant say my error messages. Once again, i'm typing on this forum from my windows installation in boot camp on the same computer.
     
  7. BrianSullivan macrumors newbie

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    Try going to control panel> boot camp> startup disk and selecting the OS X volume.
     
  8. thebattosai thread starter macrumors newbie

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