Need help urgent!

Bing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 30, 2007
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hey guys i'm new here.

i've made a mistake in installing windows onto my mac but its now taken over it and i cant get into mac. i need to know if it's deletebable without wiping the whole laptop.

thanks
 

ahmed.hassan

macrumors member
Oct 1, 2007
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Have you used Boot Camp? Which version of Mac OS X are you using? Please give more details so we can assess your situation and thus provide suitable advice.
 

squeeks

macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2007
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Florida
reset the PRAM (google: Resetting PRAM)

itll set your boot device back to OSX

if you are using bootcamp once back in there you can use bootcamp manager to delete the windows partition
 

Bing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 30, 2007
2
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i'm not sure but no i havent used boot camp before and did it on my own which could also be a reason to why it went wrong
 

ahmed.hassan

macrumors member
Oct 1, 2007
43
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First try squeeks' suggestion, if that doesn't work, which it doesn't sound like it will if you haven't used Boot Camp and thus your Startup Disk hasn't been modified, then post here which software you used to install Windows. Parallels? VMWare? Basically, how did you go about installing Windows? Also, which laptop do you have?
 

jellomizer

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2006
486
4
Upstate NY
A couple of things to try...

First check your Control Panel in windows there should be an Icon for startup Disks In that see if there are 2 startup disks and select the one that Points to OS X.

Next thing to try is simular there may be a service running on your task bar (I am sorry I don't know what it looks like at the momement) if you choose it and follow some menus you should have a boot to OS X option

Third thing is when you are rebooting hit the alt/Option Key right after the Dong it may ask you to choose where to boot from.

Forth Check in widows check the size of your Drive if it is qual to the full drive of your mac then you have completly whiped out OS X and you will need to Reinstall everything again... Sorry....


In theory you could save your all your data but it will probably be easier to whipe it out and start over if you have no more options...
 
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