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    problem with BOOTCAMP please HELP
    I bought and installed OS X Leopard and set up boot camp with windows xp. I've been using boot camp fine for a few months until just recently my macbook is stuck in windows xp. I try to restart windows and when the grey screen pops up usually I hold down CTRL and can switch between OS, but recently the grey screen pops us and I hold down CTRL and nothing happens. I just goes boots windows. I've tried both shutting down and restarting windows with no luck. Any suggestions?

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    In Windows Control Panel, but after that I can't remember (I don't have a PC in front of me) there is an option about which OS you want to boot into by default - in your case it will be Windows, but you can set it to Mac.

    Sorry I can't be any more specific, but I am sure that one of the more knowledgeable people here will sort you out soon.

    To make choosing the OS easier at startup, I use BootPicker (see my signature) which is excellent.
    "I've go too much energy to switch off my mind, and not enough to get myself organised." The the
    Try using BootPicker with BootCamp

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    Startup Volume in Control Panel. And I believe it's the Alt key, not Ctrl.
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    It is definitely the option (alt) key you're suppose to hold down at startup, not the ctrl key.
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    That's the one I couldn't remember - thanks Knightlie
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    Try using BootPicker with BootCamp

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