I cant boot back into Mac Os X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farqueue, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Jun 18, 2006
    #1
    Hey guys, i was having a lan party for 3 days and i set my macbook to Boot on windows.

    Recently, i cannot boot back into Mac OS X despite pressing the option button really fast and many times. Whats wrong???

    When i press the start button, the chime sounds and it stays at the grey screen about 2 mins, then to a black windows screen with a

    "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl alt + delete to restart"

    ***, i seriously hate windows.

    How can i recover my mac partition? and boot back into it?
     
  2. eluk macrumors 6502a

    eluk

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    East London, UK
    #2
    Start from the install disc and then go to 'System Preferences' | 'Startup Disk' and change it to MacHD.
     
  3. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    Jun 20, 2007
    #3
    did you try holding down the option button from startup instead of continuously punching it?
     
  4. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

    chas0001

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    #4
    Same thing happened to me when installing windows. Should be easy to rectify.

    If holding down the option (ALT) key does not work do what eluk suggests. Insert the OS X install disk and reboot holding down the letter C (to boot from CD/DVD). Once its booted the cd choose UTILITIES from the apple menu and then STARTUP DISK. Choose your OS X Hard drive and restart the computer.
     
  5. jellomizer macrumors 6502

    jellomizer

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    Upstate NY
    #5
    With the lastest verion of bootcamp there is an Icon in the system tray right click on it there is an option to boot into OS X. Try that too.
     

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