macbook won't boot correctly (after bootcamp install and uninstall of vista)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mcchiefkins, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. mcchiefkins macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2008
    hey all, well i just got an alu 2.4 macbook and i wanted to be able to play old dos games, so i installed vista, while i should have waited for XP. Anyway, much to my dismay, i found out it cannot play dos games. The real problem is that after finding this, i reformatted the partition of my harddrive so it was all on the mac os harddrive, and now when i boot up my macbook, it keeps going to a black screen saying there is no drive, and i have to insert a drive disc for it to continue. I can boot up and hold down option, and then see only my mac os harddrive, but sometimes that won't even load up. Anyone have any ideas? It's quite frustrating.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Have you selected the Mac OS as your startup disk in system preferences?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. lamadude macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2006
    Brussels, BE
    you can boot into your osx cd (hold "c" when starting the computer to boot from the cd) and there you can use "startup disk" and "disk utility" to clean things up.

    By the way, you can play DOS games on osx using a DOS emulator such as dosbox, you don't need windows.

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