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Hi,

I installed Boot picker on my mac and configured it to start always with the windows side. The problem is that when I try to boot from the mac side, I can't because boot Picker is blocking it.

I set up Boot camp to restart with the mac side, but the windows side always comes up.

Is there anyway to uninstall boot picker from the windows side? Or do you have any suggestions?
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Hold down the option key when you start your mac. You'll then get a choice of which OS to boot into.

Boot into Mac and rid yourself of Bootpicker.

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I did that. It didn't work
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I did that. It didn't work
What exactly did not work .... the booting part or the bootpicker deletion part ?

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No backup? Time Machine? That would be the easiest way to remove Boot Picker.

Also, what version of Boot Picker did you install? I've never seen Boot Picker act like that and I've used an older version with Leopard and a newer one with Snow Leopard.

Do you have access to another Mac? If you do, you can hook both Macs together in a Firewire Target Disk Mode configuration. From the Mac without Boot Picker you can access the Mac with Boot Picker and remove it that way. If you can't do that, post back and we can try something else.

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If you are having trouble getting into OSX because of BootPicker.

1: Power on while holding down Option (for OS selector)
2: Select OSX while holding down Left Shift Key (for safe mode)

OSX should now boot without Bootpicker interfering and allow you to remove/adjust Bootpicker.
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Let me add something from my experience: Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER use any app that modifies your boot sequence! Ever!

As a UNIX, Mac OS X has many, many tiny configuration files and little programs that have to be able to start. If any of them are damaged, modified improperly, or lost then you may have an unbootable Macintosh.

And that's scary!
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Is Bootpicker even necessary? You could've had it boot into Windows every time without it.

Does it still let you boot into Windows? if so, go into the Boot Camp preferences and select the Mac OS X startup disk, hit apply and restart. *Caution though* Do this only if you can still boot into Windows by holding option at startup. If not, this might cause a boot loop that you can't get out of without a complete hard drive wipe.

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Let me add something from my experience: Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER use any app that modifies your boot sequence! Ever!
That's nonsense. Many of use rEFIt to dual boot or even triple boot without any problems whatsoever. Sure you can screw things up if you don't know what you're doing. You can even mess things up nicely with Boot Camp.

Besides... that what backups are for.

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