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DoctorChalk
02-03-2012, 12:23 AM
Hey mac-forums, i was wondering if you guys could help me with this problem I had when I tried to install windows XP on the mac!
Tl;dr problem: I think I erased my hard drive using boot camp assistant. Is that even possible?

So I successfully installed Windows XP on my 2009 iMac, and to my dismay, I found out that I had 2 big problems.
1. I tried to go into "Mac mode" by holding alt/option during startup, but it only showed one option for startup disk and that was Windows
2. I had no internet on Windows. This was most likely because
I DONT HAVE THE DRIVER/SET-UP DISKS THAT CAME WITH MY IMAC. ITS BEEN OVER 2 YEARS SINCE I GOT MY IMAC, AND I LOSE THINGS EASILY

So i guess my main questions are:
1. How can I get OSX back on my iMac? I don't want to have internet-less Windows forever
2. If the answer to 1 is "get an imac retail disk" where can I get another one?

Thanks guys!

RavingMac
02-03-2012, 12:38 AM
If your iMac is a 2009 model then it will be an Intel Mac. You can get Ssnow Leopard OS X 10.6 for $29 USD at Apple online store.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDAzOA