Help, feeling really stupid! (left CD in drive after Windows installation)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shadyapex, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. shadyapex macrumors newbie

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    So, I just got my new Mac Book Pro, my first Mac. I decided to install Windows 7 and went ahead and partitioned the HD, hit Install and only then realized that I had left a disc in the disc drive. Now my Mac is looking for a bootable disc and I can't put one in. Jeez, I hope I'm not the first person to make this mistake. Any suggestions on how to remove the disc or restart the machine with OS X? Thanks,,,,,
     
  2. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    hit the eject buttom??
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hold the trackpad down while booting up to force eject
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Hold down the opt key on startup to select the OS-X volume. Then, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk and select the OS-X volume as the default startup disk.
     
  5. shadyapex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    gr8tfly wins!!!!!!!!!!

    Bingo, and thanks. randomrazr, the eject button doesn't work so well when the computer isn't booted up, but thanks anyway.
     

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