Switching back to Mac OS when in Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hoosiergonzo, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. hoosiergonzo macrumors newbie

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    I installed windows on my mac and can't figure out how to switch back to Mac. On a black screen when I restart it gives me three options as to what OS I want, all the options are Windows XP. Did I partition it incorrectly? Or is there some way to switch?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Right after the restart and the Mac startup sound chimes, hold down the OPTION/ALT key to load the boot selector menu.

    Or while in Windows, go to the Taskbar and open the Boot Camp Control Panel and select Startup Disk.

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  3. hoosiergonzo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I push the option button all it gives me is one hard disk picture with "windows" under it. When I go into windows I cant find a boot camp control panel.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you installed the Boot Camp drivers from the first Restore DVD?

    Can you boot from the Restore DVD and open Disk Utility to see, if the Macintosh HD is still there?

    You can even select the Startup Disk while booted from the Restore DVD.

    Guide on how to use Disk Utility from the restore / installation DVD.

    Boot Camp logo, the Taskbar icon looks like a really tiny version of it
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