Help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stephenc92, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. stephenc92 macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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    #1
    I was installing Boot Camp, and I must have done something wrong. My computer now won't start up and displays a white text on black background, similar to windows.

    This is what happens:
    1. Press power button
    2. Grey screen and apple sound (as usual)
    3. Black screen, text "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key".
     

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  2. Richard Richard macrumors member

    Richard Richard

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    #2
    silly question , have you installed windows yet ?
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    A better title for the thread is my only suggestion. "Help" doesn't give much of a clue.
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    it's in verbose mode.

    might need to reformat. boot it while holding down Option. (will get you back to OS X)
     
  5. stephenc92 thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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  6. stephenc92 thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenc92

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    Thank you iBlue. You just saved my computer. I will remember that trick for next time.
     
  7. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    I think when you install boot camp it puts a startup disk into your control panel. may want to check there and select where you want it to boot from by default.

    p.s. boot camp scares me.
     

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