Windows Bootcamp won't boot back up into OSX

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Okay, so here's the deal.

I got a new HDD, because my computer needed it. I formatted it on the Mac, then booted into Windows. Once I booted into windows, I reformatted the HDD again to make it work. But since I did that, I can't boot into OS X. I go through the Bootcamp process, and click "Restart" as my Macintosh HD, but it boots right back into Windows.

I have tried holding option while booting, but that also does nothing -- it goes straight to Windows.

Any help is greatly appreciated -- I have business to finish, and it is on my Mac side. I need it to work pronto.

Thanks!
 

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Sounds like you formatted your OS X partition instead of the new drive.

Have you booted into the recovery partition (by holding the 'command' and 'R' keys) and gone into Disk Utility to see what it shows there?
 
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Sounds like you formatted your OS X partition instead of the new drive.

Have you booted into the recovery partition (by holding the 'command' and 'R' keys) and gone into Disk Utility to see what it shows there?

Unfortunately, that's not it. I can check the formatted drives, and it says that Macintosh HD is HFS

I have tried command-r, and it goes straight to windows as well
 

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I got a new HDD, because my computer needed it. I formatted it on the Mac, then booted into Windows. Once I booted into windows, I reformatted the HDD again to make it work. But since I did that, I can't boot into OS X. I go through the Bootcamp process, and click "Restart" as my Macintosh HD, but it boots right back into Windows.

I'm trying to understand what you've done here. Why would you need to boot to Windows and format the hard drive again to make it work? Without telling us in detail what you did, it's difficult to try to determine what went wrong?

If you didn't accidentally format your OS X partition, try doing a PRAM reset to see if you can get back into OS X. If command + r is not working, that could mean that OS X was not properly installed. Again, hard to tell what's going on without details.
 
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I'm trying to understand what you've done here. Why would you need to boot to Windows and format the hard drive again to make it work? Without telling us in detail what you did, it's difficult to try to determine what went wrong?

If you didn't accidentally format your OS X partition, try doing a PRAM reset to see if you can get back into OS X. If command + r is not working, that could mean that OS X was not properly installed. Again, hard to tell what's going on without details.

Okay, I'll step by step explain what I did.

I got my new HDD, so I plugged it into a hard drive bay in my computer (Early 2009 Mac Pro), and it read it once I turned it on. I got the HDD for more space for my Windows, so I formatted it for Windows. Once I did that, I used Time-machine and backed up my Mac harddrive just in case, and switched to Windows. Once I got there, I also backed up that harddrive. After that, I decided to do a quick re-format of the new HDD (I'm not sure why, but I didn't think it would do anything, and I'm still pretty sure that's not the problem). Once I did that, I decided I should get to work on some things that I need to finish up on my mac, but when I tried to switch over, it's doing what it's doing right now
 

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