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Help getting to Mac OS X

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Aug 29, 2013 9:09 PM

My iMac got a virus on the windows side of the computer that wouldn't allow me to switch to the Mac OS. After trying many things to get to the OS X side I eventually reformatted both of the partitions in to one. The problem now is that when the iMac starts up it switches over to the windows side, which is no longer there. I'm not able to use any of the startup commands when the computer load, which would allow me to reset the nvram or just choose a different boot up disk. Is there anything I can do that would allow me to use Mac OS on my iMac again?

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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Aug 30, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to RT043)

    RT043 wrote:

     

    My iMac got a virus on the windows side of the computer that wouldn't allow me to switch to the Mac OS

    That is impossible.

     

    RT043 wrote:

     

    After trying many things to get to the OS X side I eventually reformatted both of the partitions in to one.

    What a waste of time

     

    The problem now is that when the iMac starts up it switches over to the windows side, which is no longer there. I'm not able to use any of the startup commands when the computer load, which would allow me to reset the nvram or just choose a different boot up disk. Is there anything I can do that would allow me to use Mac OS on my iMac again?

    Reboot, as soon as you hear the chime press and hold the option key down. Hold it until the Startup Manager appears and then select OS X.

     

    Clearly you did not read the Boot Camp directions, that has already caused you to reformat your entire Mac for no reason. Take the time to read them before you make a further mistake.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Aug 31, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to RT043)

    Your statement was and is impossible (there are many ways to change from one partition to the other)

     

    Your powers of observation let you down so you decided it must be a virus, which it was not.

     

    But now you have solved it and need no help, why don't you tell us what the virus was and how you removed it in case others are 'affected'

     

    Goodbye.

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