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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 24, 2009
    Unhappy " No Bootable Disk "
    So I have Leopard and ran into a little problem..

    I partitioned a fraction of my drive to install Windows XP and although I thought the install didn't work well (seemed to have froze up) when I restarted the computer and booted that part of my drive it seemed to run fine.

    Later, I decided that it was pointless to have the partition and removed it. Since then whenever I restart my computer it come sup "No Bootable Disk - blah blah blah press any key"

    When I restart my computer and hold down the "option" key then I can see and load OSX (it's the only option) and it runs fine. My Issue is:

    How to I fix it so i dont have to hold down the Option button? I want it to turn on and load like a normal healthy computer.

    Please Help.

  2. #2

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    Your system is just set to boot to the XP partition currently. Go to:

    System Preferences - Startup Disk

    Select your MacIntosh HD and click restart
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  3. #3

    leopard-user1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2009
    New York, NY
    And if you don't want that partition anymore, you can just delete it in Disk Utility, if you haven't done that already.

    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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