Trapped

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zarraya, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Zarraya macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I am trapped in windows and, a long story short, it is a copy of windows 8 that was not installed with boot camp on my MacBook pro (because windows 7 crashed and I had just burned windows 8 to a disk), thus I have none of the needed drivers. When I hold down option at the start up as well to get the boot loader there is only windows and nothing else... How do I get back to OSX?
     
  2. DrKockter macrumors member

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    #2
    wipe the hard drive and start fresh
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Probably your only option at this point
     
  4. Zarraya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could it be possible for the genius bar to pull data from the Mac partition that is still visible but unaccessable from windows 8?
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    If you didn't format the entire drive when you installed Windows 8 that's very possible.
     
  6. Zarraya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank the heavens! I only formatted the windows bootcamp partition and can still see the other partitions on the drive in windows explorer, I just cant open them... Thank you all for your help.
     
  7. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Wait, since part of the drive is in NTFS, cant you just boot up a win 7 disk, format win 8 partition, install win 7 there, install proper drivers? Wouldnt that work?
     
  8. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    You could install a trial of Paragon HFS+ and that'll install the proper driver for the Mac partition, then you can pull your data.
     

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