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    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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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    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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    Problem solved. Used a Windows keyboard to reset the PRAM!!!!!

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    Imac 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    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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