12-07-2006, 06:10 PM #1BwagonGuestI hold down OPTION - and screen goes nuts.
Hi there. First post - long time lurker.
Im not sure if anyone has had this issue but - i am running bootcamp and winxp SP2 on my macbook.
As far as I can remember after i did a OSX update I can no longer access the options to boot in osx or xp. Since XP is my default boot at this time cuz of work that boots fine if I do not hold the OPTION key down.
I REALLY miss my OSX - and currently have no way of booting it.
When i hold the OPTION key down on start - the screen is the grayish white screen and i hear the chime... then nothing. Slowly these colored lines start filling the screen vertically until the whole screen is filled with these multi-colored stripes.
I have to hold the power button down and re-try for it to boot to windows without using the option key.
If this is a repeated post - please forgive me - i did search the archives.
Any help -would be greatly appreciated.
12-07-2006, 06:45 PM #2
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you can set OS X to be the default boot partition in windows control panelDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
12-08-2006, 12:09 PM #3BwagonGuest
Ok - ill try that - but im a little nervous doing so. Im afriad osx will not boot - and i wont have an option to atleast run xp.
ill let ya know what happens.
12-08-2006, 03:42 PM #4BwagonGuest
well i switched the boot sequence like u suggested above and OSX booted! Then i ran the updater and a bunch of updates were available with a firmware in there as well.
so far so good! thanks!
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