Laptop went from Mac OS X to OS 9. It tells me I need the OS X disc

Can't pinpoint how it happened but my system regeressed

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What exactly do you mean by 'went from mac os x to os x' and what exactly does it say?

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I turned the power on recently and the OS X loading screen comes up but before it finishes it goes to my blue desk top and only has the OS 9 version running. Then a remote install OS X window pops up, then the user login pops up and it doesn't work

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Can you try booting while holding down the Option key? Do you get a choice of OS9 or OSX?

Failing that, try booting while holding down the X key. This is supposed to start up in OSX. Been so long, I don't remember if it works just with Boot Camp or also with OS9, but it's worth a try.

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If you have a backup you may want to just wipe the drive and reformat.

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Can you describe the "remote install OS X window"?

While you're running in OS9, can you open the Control Panels/Startup Disk window and choose your OSX installation there? If the "remote install" window is actually the Netboot window, this should fix that.

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