only mac is available on startup when holding option

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by taytums, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. taytums macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    Hi, I recently installed Windows XP with boot camp and everything works fine, but when I startup my computer and hold option at the right time, only mac is available to select and not XP. Right now, the only way I can restart in XP is if I go to Startup Disk in System Preferences and choose to restart in Windows. How can I fix this? Thanks
  2. vagabondjean macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    loudonville, new york

    I also have had that problem often in the past and I think I held down
    the "ON" button too long.
    This AM when I tried it---I hit the "ON" then I hit the "alt" and it went
    right where it should.
    That was the first time ever

    Hope this works for you

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