mac running OSX/windows - what if it crashes

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Ibelgaufts, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Ibelgaufts

    Ibelgaufts Member

    Jun 25, 2009
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    good morning,
    just curious. If the mac crashed under OSX, would it be possible to reboot under windows (or vice versa?) If OSX is the default system, is there a key combination to tell the mac to reboot with the other system?
  2. mikaelrules

    mikaelrules Member

    May 9, 2004
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    Hold option while booting up
  3. ifix

    ifix New Member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    If it was just the OS that crashed (OSX rarely or never crashes, while windows crashes more often), then yes you can boot up on another partition or OS by holding the alt/option button while you start your computer and enter the good drive.

    If it's the hard drive itself that failed, then you might not be able to boot up on any drive.
    #3 ifix, Jul 14, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009

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