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

    Jul 12, 2011
    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

    Jan 1, 2011
    hit the eject buttom??
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    hold the trackpad down while booting up to force eject
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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

    Jul 12, 2011
    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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