Mac OS Boot Issue

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rhcp1253, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. rhcp1253 macrumors member

    rhcp1253

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    I tryed to install windows xp on my mac and my disk was too scratched so the install failed. So i held down the power button on my mac until it turned off. Big mistake. Now whenever it boot up, it says press any button to boot from cd. I tryed installing rEFit, it installs but doesn'ty boot into the boot loader. Is there any way to cancel the windows install.
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Hold Option

    Hold down Option immediately after powering on. It should bring up the Boot selection screen and allow you to get to Mac OS X.
     
  3. rhcp1253 thread starter macrumors member

    rhcp1253

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    Yea thats a temporary fix but how can i fix this perminantly
     
  4. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Startup Disk

    Once you get into Mac OS X, go to the Startup Disk panel in System Preferences and select your Mac boot drive.
     

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