Restart in Bootcamp using Alt key stopped working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macpeach55, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. macpeach55 macrumors 6502

    macpeach55

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    #1
    Hi,
    As the title says, until now I have been able to restart in Bootcamp by holding down the Alt key during the restart, now it has stopped working - the restart takes a few moments longer but then it restarts straight into Snow Leopard.

    If I Shut Down fully, then start up and hold down the Alt key, I get the two Hard Drive icons to choose from, no problem, just like normal.
    Seemed to happen after the 10.6.8 update
    Anyone got a thought on what could cause this?
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    #2
    Are you waiting until the boot chime sounds to press and hold the option key on restarts? I had similar experiences in the past when inadvertently pressing and holding option before the chime.

    Now I just use the awesome Bootchamp app whenever I need to restart into Bootcamp and don't bother with the option key at all. ;)
     
  3. macpeach55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    macpeach55

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    #3
    I have tried every combination of before/during/after, and none make a difference. And it doesn't seems to matter when if do it from a cold start:confused:

    Thanks for the app tip - I will try it out!
     

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