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This Knowledgebase article does not apply to Mac computers running Boot Camp. The partition configuration of the system hard disk on a Boot Camp system is fully supported. With MacDrive installed you won’t need to use two different formats (e.g. FAT32 and HFS+) to use your drive on both computers.

I installed bootcamp, set my mac and my windows partition space, restarted my mac, and tried to install xp. However, it says there is only one partition, and if i install xp on it, it will harm the existing OS, which I'm assuming is my MAC OS.
So, I decide to remove the XP installation and reboot so I can go back into my Mac under my Mac OS and redo the boot camp. Problem is, I can't access my Mac OS. Not sure where it is.
I tried to reboot again, and as my laptop restarted, I held down the option button. When I did this I was only given one OS option, and it was Windows.
So where is my Mac OS and how do I access it? I know I didn't erase it, so where is it?? Help me please!

How do I restore my Mac after installing Windows?

Follow these steps:

  1. Create a bootable drive using a USB for OS X Mavericks.
  2. Plug in your bootable USB drive and Restart your Mac while holding the Option key.
  3. When it restarts, you’ll have a few options.
  4. Select the Disk Utility option.

How do I reinstall Mac OS without recovery mode?

Start up your Mac from a shut down state or restart it, then immediately hold down Command-R. The Mac should recognize that there’s no macOS Recovery partition installed, show a spinning globe. You should then be prompted to connect to a Wi-Fi network, and you enter a password.

How do I reinstall Mac OS on Boot Camp?

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How to Reinstall Boot Camp

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  1. Turn your Mac on and log in to Mac OS X.
  2. Quit any open applications.
  3. Double-click on “Macintosh HD” and open the “Applications” folder.
  4. Open the “Utilities” folder and double-click on “Boot Camp Assistant” to launch the configuration program.

How do I factory reset my Mac with Windows?

Restore a Mac with Windows installed to factory settings

  1. Step 1: Remove Windows. We can use Boot Camp Assistant to remove Windows first. …
  2. Step 2: Erase your Mac partition. We want to force OS X to do a clean installation, not to just ‘repair’ or ‘restore’ itself. …
  3. Step 3: Reinstall OS X.

Can I remove Mac OS and install Windows?

Reboot your MacBook and when it’s powering on, press and hold Alt (option) key on your keyboard. Once boot manager appears, select the EFI Boot or Windows option. This will start the installer. Give it a few minutes and once the button to begin the installation appears, press it.

How do I force my Mac into recovery mode?

If you can’t start up in macOS Recovery, you could try forcing it to boot in macOS Recovery over the Internet. Here’s how to do that: Hold down Option/Alt-Command-R or Shift-Option/Alt-Command-R at startup to force macOS Recovery to boot over the Internet.

How do I reinstall OSX without losing windows?

How to Update & Reinstall macOS Without Losing Data

  1. Start up your Mac from macOS Recovery. …
  2. Select “Reinstall macOS” from the Utilities Window and click “Continue”.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to select the hard drive you want to install the OS on and start the installation.

How do I reinstall OSX without disc?

The procedure is as follows:

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  1. Turn your Mac on, while holding the CMD + R keys down.
  2. Select “Disk Utility” and click on Continue.
  3. Select the startup disk and go to the Erase Tab.
  4. Select the Mac OS Extended (Journaled), give a name to your disk and click on Erase.
  5. Disk Utility > Quit Disk Utility.

How do I wipe my Mac hard drive and reinstall OS?

If you’re reinstalling on a Mac notebook computer, plug in the power adapter.

  1. Start up your computer in macOS Recovery: …
  2. In the Recovery app window, select Disk Utility, then click Continue.
  3. In Disk Utility, select the volume you want to erase in the sidebar, then click Erase in the toolbar.

How do you completely reset a Mac?

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How to Factory Reset: MacBook

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  1. Restart your computer: hold the power button > select Restart when it appears.
  2. While the computer restarts, hold down the ‘Command’ and ‘R’ keys.
  3. Once you see the Apple logo appear, release the ‘Command and R keys’
  4. When you see a Recovery Mode menu, select Disk Utility.

How do you hard restart a Mac?

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From the keyboard: Hold down Control + Command + power button/eject button/Touch ID sensor. To force restart a MacBook Pro: Hold down the power button or Control + Option + Command + power/eject button.