Need to boot back into os x

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  1. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    So I used bootcamp on my mac to install windows xp on a 10 GB partition now I cannot boot back into os x, I tried holding option while starting which did not work, I also have no apple chime, just a white screen then windows xp starts loading
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    In XP's control panel, change the Startup Disk to OS X.
     
  3. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What would I navigate to for that? I forgot a lot about xp
     
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  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Start > Control Panel > Startup Disk

    He said he tried that, it didn't work.

    OP, holding X on boot will force OS X boot as well.
     
  6. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have an option for startup disk also holding x just kept my screen black and when I let go it went to xp (was holding for a while)
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then it looks like you installed XP on the wrong partition and have overwritten OS X.
     
  8. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just remembered that I ormatted the windows xp drive to ntfs by mistake would that cause the problem
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not if it was in fact the XP partition, but I think you formatted the wrong one.
     
  10. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then why is my drive 10 GB?
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm stumped. Something isn't right here.

    You should be able to boot into OSX by holding option or X.

    As far as the startup disk option in control panel ... did you install the Boot Camp drivers from the Leopard DVD?
     
  12. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I am doing it now, this probably a total noon mistake right? You just saved me!!!!!
     

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