Handful of Mac users report Boot Camp leaves them stuck with Windows, unable to boot into Mac OS X

“Some Mac users are reporting problems with Apple’s Boot Camp, the software that lets Intel-based Macs run Windows. Ironically, some users have said been stuck with Windows, with their hardware left unable to reboot the Mac OS,” Matthew Broersma reports for Techworld. “In a discussion thread on Apple’s technical support Web site, more than a dozen users reported that Boot Camp successfully partitioned their hard drive and allowed them to install a working version of Windows, but then would no longer allow them to switch back.”

“‘It all worked fine until I wanted to start up OS X. Then the startup screen never progressed. I actually left and came back an hour later and it was still just the gear thing spinning around,’ wrote a user from Chicago. ‘Now I’m stuck with a XP/Apple (scary!)’ wrote another user,” Broersma reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Yugo Engine in a BMW” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Public Beta. Luckily, it seems that only a dozen or so poor souls have been stuck with the nightmare of Macs that can only run the inferior of the two operating systems on their drives. Also, according to the report, some of the afflicted said “they had been able to fix the problem using command-line tools or Apple utilities such as Repair Disk [Disk Ultility].”

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