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I had windows 7 on my mac via bootcamp and now i removed windows 7 via bootcamp and then partitioned again via bootcamp to install windows 8. Bootcamp did nothing after the partition so I restarted my mac with the win8 disk inside the tray and windows 8 installed! I lost my windows utilities disk and unable to access my mac, so no drivers absolutely and wifi is not working because of the same. Any help on rescuing my osx ?

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I faced a similar situation. But i was able to access OS X. Are you sure you lost access to Mac? Did you try booting with the Option Key pressed? It must list all the bootable partitions – AbhishekGirish Oct 30 '12 at 5:22
yes i am positive i lost access! I tried command + r, command + l .. it just boots into windows ! – Aadi Droid Oct 30 '12 at 5:31
command doesn't work.. the option key must be pressed. I personally feel your OS X is intact.. – AbhishekGirish Oct 30 '12 at 5:34
Try holding down Option during the boot.. – Jay Oct 30 '12 at 5:47
tried with option, not happening, still booting into windows! – Aadi Droid Oct 30 '12 at 13:36

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