5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2009 7:13 AM by donv (The Ghost)
Wenhamcj Level 1 (0 points)
(I'm a recent switcher, kindly bear with me if I ask any obvious questions)
After having used the new Macbook for a month without any glitch, I attempted to install Windows XP via Bootcamp. The instalation started then the black screen came up saying 'none bootabel device......press any key to continue' Pressing a key doesn't help, and I am now unable to boot to Mac OS X or quit setup.

Now every time i start my mac i have to hold the option key down, if i dont it will stay on the white screen for a bit and then go back to the black screen saying 'none bootable device.....press anykey to continue' How do i stop the start up going to this screen and start mac normal, ive got rid of the partition but it still keeps on coming up??

Thanks

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,267 points)
    How do i stop the start up going to this screen and start mac normal


    Select the Mac OS X system in the Startup Disk pane of System Preferences.

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  • Wenhamcj Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, however i have done that and it still goes to the black screen
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 (4,600 points)
    Wenhamcj wrote:
    Now every time i start my mac i have to hold the option key down, if i dont it will stay on the white screen for a bit and then go back to the black screen saying 'none bootable device.....press anykey to continue' How do i stop the start up going to this screen and start mac normal, ive got rid of the partition but it still keeps on coming up??

    As I understand things you can start up to your Mac installation by holding down the option key, right? Have you, or can you, eject the Windows install DVD? If so, then insert your SL install DVD and use Disk Utility to repair disk. If not joy, then post back. There are other possibilities to try.
  • Wenhamcj Level 1 (0 points)
    That worked a treat, thanks very much!!!
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 (4,600 points)
    You are very welcome. Very glad I could help. Love the "worked a treat" expression. I use it here, but no one knows what I mean. I picked it up on another forum that Brits often frequent.

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