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    Really strange problem with Boot Camp

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    Really strange problem with Boot Camp
    Hey everyone, I've successfully installed Windows XP on my macbook, and everything is going great except for one thing. When I turn on the computer, it automatically goes to Windows, UNLESS if I hold down Option to select which OS to use. Now that sounds pretty normal, but when I hold down Option, it only shows me the Mac HD; It doesn't recognize the Windows partition on startup. Whats even more strange is that I can see the Windows HD when I go into System Preferences > Startup Disk.

    I can deal with it being this way, but I'd like to be able to boot in the Mac HD by default, and have the windows option available as a secondary OS.

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    Really strange problem with Boot Camp

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    Try going into Windows Control panel and select your Mac HD as startup disk...

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    Really strange problem with Boot Camp

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    I'll give it a shot, but will that make the startup screen show the windows drive?

    Edit: I tried it, but I still can't pick the windows drive by holding the Option key when its starting the computer.

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    Really strange problem with Boot Camp
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    Try BootPicker and see if that recognises the Windows drive.
    "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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    Really strange problem with Boot Camp
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