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    Mar 22, 2009
    My Mac thinks it's a Windows machine
    Was using Windows partition on Boot camp and now cannot get out of it. Mac starts in Windows every time. Keyboard seems unresponsive until system is loaded. Tried changing 2 HDs but comes up "no boot disk - insert boot disk".
    I know the HD has a Mac Os. Was last using X.6.8
    Snow Leopard is in the DVD slot and I can hear it spinning but as I say the keyboard is unresponsive.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    What happens if when you hear the Apple Start up Bong sound you hold down the Option Key and keep it down?

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    Member Since
    Mar 22, 2009
    Problem solved. Used a Windows keyboard to reset the PRAM!!!!!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    USB keyboards generally be USB keyboards period. Into System preferences and make OS X.,6 is set as the Startup Disk.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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