iMac tries to boot into Windows.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TC400, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. TC400 macrumors 6502a

    TC400

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    #1
    I had a CD of windows and to skip a whole bunch of your time I decided I didn't want to put windows on my Mac.
    So when it re boots if you let it sit it will try to boot into a windows CD and its really starting to ****ing piss me off.
    I know if you hold down the ALT key you can boot into OS X well my keyboard is wireless and it sometimes doesn't work takes a few minutes. SO thankfully I had a old Apple wired keyboard laying around and I just used that and it worked.
    Windows can go to hell. :apple:
    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
    Thanks


    -Tyler
     
  2. codymac macrumors 6502

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    Reselect the startup disk in system preferences.
     
  3. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TC400

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    Thanks so much! It worked great.
    Now if I can figure out how to delete the partition. Its taking up 31 gigs of my hdd.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #4
    Just run Boot Camp Assistant again. It'll clean that right up.

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  5. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TC400

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    It says it needs journaled and its not and it wont let me verify it or repair it.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Boot from your OS X install DVD (or an external HDD) and try running verify and repair from that. Sometimes Journaling gets confused and you need to turn it back on or off then on to get that to work.

    Or, you could use the manual removal process describes a few threads down.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=495208

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