can't get the windows disk out of the imac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rdsii64, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    My co worker is trying to dual boot windows vista on his imac. He ran into a problem with the install code. While he is trying to verify that his code is correct, can't get the windows vista disk out of his machine. What he has told me is when the windows instilation asked for the correct instal code he gets the option to input the correct code or restart the computer. in an attempt to abort the instalation he chose restart. Instead of being able to get to the osx desktop, he is thrown right back to windows loading the instilation files where it prompts for the password. because I too am a new windows convert, I don't know how to help him get his imac to boot back to osx so he can drag the disk image icon to the trash to get the disk out of his machine.
  2. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    Try holding the mouse button down while booting the computer. It should (hopefully) eject the CD.
  3. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    If he holds "Option" down at startup, he should be able to see all media and eject the CD from there as well.
  4. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    got it figured out

    Thanks for the promp responces. My coworker got his install code correctly entered and now knows how to get the disk out if he has another problem with a disk.

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