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    Mac Wont Boot - Changed startup disk

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    Mac Wont Boot - Changed startup disk

    I have just recently bought a new mac computer.

    Using bootcamp I tried installing windows xp on a seperate partion. The window xp installation then required a reboot but when it rebooted it started up mac. So I went to preferences and click restart bootcamp, windows disk. Now when I turn the computer on it makes the start up chime/sound then goes to a black screen saying:

    disk error
    press any key to restart

    none of the keys do anything so I have to hold down the power on button to turn the computer off.

    How do I get mac to boot up!!!!?

    Thanks Heaps!!!!!

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    Mac Wont Boot - Changed startup disk
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
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    Reboot the machine holding down the Option key. Select OS X to startup. After getting into OS X, go to System Preferences, Startup, and select OS X to start.

    What kind of XP disk did you use to install? It sounds as if you might not have used a version of XP that will work with Boot Camp.


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