Help needed.....bad windows install cd

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  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Hi-

    I was trying to install windows via boot camp on my MBP but the disc is too scratched up apparently, so when it starts up it says : "CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR"

    This would be fine, except now I can't get the CD out nor can I boot to OS X in safe mode.

    Suggestions?

    My AIM is Miles01110 if anyone is available, any help would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Have you tried booting the computer holding down the Eject key?

    There have been some similar threads recently in the Windows on Mac forum...

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  3. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    I've tried holding down the eject key, no luck.

    I also tried holding shift on start up....nothing.

    I also tried holding F8 to bring up the menu to boot in safe mode, but no luck there either.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Have you tried holding down the Option key?

    It should give you the boot selector and allow you to select your OS X install instead of the CD.

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  5. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Ok, that worked...

    I can boot to the previous system install if I hold option.

    But now on restart it keeps asking for a bootable windows disk. Since mine is obviously broken, is there a way to set the default startup back to the hard drive?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    System Preferences -> Startup Disk.

    Do you have another system you could try to duplicate the CD on? The MB and MBP seem to have pretty sensitive optical drives....

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  7. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

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    Ah, how dumb of me to forget that. Thank you!
     

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