Can't restart from CD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GeoffIsley, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. GeoffIsley macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2011
    I have a Pro tower, running 10.6.6, and today the Photoshop software suddenly wouldnt start up. I got an error that the disk couldn't be found. So I tried to run disk utilities to repair permissions, and of course you need to restart to do that properly. BUT no matter what I did, the systems software never picked up the CDs software, it kept booting from the Home hard drive. What do I d now?
  2. pcmxa macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2011
    Hello, I am trying to clarify the problem. Are you trying to boot off the OS x installation disK? I don't understand why, if you are just trying to reinstall Photoshop. For a photoshop reinstall, you would just use those disks after boot-up.

    Anyway, you have tried holding down the c key during boot in order to get it to boot from the DVD? If the disk is older, you might try cleaning it with soap and a soft, lintless paper, making sure it is dry before trying again. I've had problems where the drive wouldn't read the disk causing the computer to skip it during boot.
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    No, this is built into the OS.

    Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility

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