What I want to do is either Boot directly to Mac OS X so I can delete the XP partition
Somehow delete the XP partition from outside Mac OS X, so I boot to Mac naturally.
I partitioned windows XP onto my Mac HD a few days ago. It worked beautifully until last night. Whenever I booted to it, it stuck at the welcome screen for 10 minutes, and was really buggy upon startup.
This morning, my macbook pro (bought in August '09) upon turning on automatically boots to windows XP. No amount of holding "c" or "Alt" will bring up rEFIt or boot camp selection pane. And the kicker is, the windows XP partition is completely corrupted.
Here's what happens now:
1)Turn Macbook Pro on, hold down "c" or "Alt"
2)White background for ~ten minutes, nothing happens
3)After a long time, boots to black screen and says "Startup Disk Error... Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
I'm pretty sure its trying to boot to Windows XP partition, because Ctrl+Alt+Del is not a Mac OS X command... But I can't boot to my Mac OS X partition.
Help! Thanks in advance