Parallels OK, BootCamp not so much

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by WalkerWhite, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. WalkerWhite

    WalkerWhite

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    I created a BootCamp partition on my MacBook Pro, and then followed the instructions for the beta to use that partition in Parallels. Everything was working perfectly. UNTIL I tried to go back into BootCamp (e.g. holding down option to boot into Windows). Now the computer does not recognize any key presses at start-up at all. Currently, if I select the Windows partition at start-up, I cannot

    • Press ENTER to select the non-Parallels profile (and thus boot Windows).
    • Press F8 to enter advanced setup.
    • Press ANY key to boot a Windows CD.

    However, as I said, the OS X partition and Parallels work just fine.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Do I have any option other than reinstall?
     
  2. esquilo22

    esquilo22

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    I've experienced this but it is not Parallels related. I own a MacBook Pro C2D and depending on how long I press the option key to get the booting options my keyboard freezes.

    This should be an Apple Firmware problem. That's a trial and error process.

    For me it works it I only press option during Shime and use the mouse to select the boot disk.

    Your mileage may vary.
     
  3. WalkerWhite

    WalkerWhite

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    Yep, that is exactly my machine (MacBook Pro C2D).

    You get it to work only holding the option during shime? If I let go by the time the shime ends, I just get OS X.
     

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