installed xp on bootcamp... mac wont start... HELP!!

Gaogier

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Aug 19, 2008
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Hello

I installed on my mac using bootcamp (I use parallels), so, After a few attempts as my s/n was entered incorrectly... I finally got xp working. However when running the mac, XP loads up automatically. I can not seem to get the mac to start up.

I done everything by the book, why is this happening? how do I fix?

I can now access the MAC, I have removed the windows section... however it still tries to start up windows...
 

spinnerlys

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Sep 7, 2008
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Hello

I installed on my mac using bootcamp (I use parallels), so, After a few attempts as my s/n was entered incorrectly... I finally got xp working. However when running the mac, XP loads up automatically. I can not seem to get the mac to start up.

I done everything by the book, why is this happening? how do I fix?
Do you use Boot Camp (BC) or Parallels? They are two very, very fundamentally different applications.

To boot into Mac OS X hold down the Option/alt key during startup until the boot selector lets you either select Mac OS or Windows.

Once in Mac OS X, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk and follow the hints there.

In Windows (if using BC), there is a little BC icon in the task bar, which lets you set your start up OS and also lets you restart in Mac OS X.
 
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Gaogier

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Aug 19, 2008
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the OS is removed, however, there seems to be 5GB missing? before I had 117GB free space, now I have 112GB free space...

the mac also is slow at restarting compared to it before... I really should of just used parallels

Any idea on where this 5GB went? How to speed up the booting of mac?
 
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