I'm in deep trouble - I can't boot any DVD/CD

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  1. jdidgi, Sep 24, 2011
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    jdidgi macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am trying to install Windows 7 or XP on MacBook Pro and I formated it hard disk. All bootable DVDs and CDs I have are not working. I just see gray screen and then black one (just _ is blinking). Please help me, how can I install windows on it? I have tried to press "C" on start up still, it cannot boot.


    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Hold Option down when booting until the boot manager comes up.
     
  3. jdidgi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bro, I did work ... I showed a drive and 'windows' the text ... when I clicked, still it moved to that blank screen.
     
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  5. jdidgi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, how can I? By the way, hard disk in empty as I have formatted it. there is no OS there.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Do you just want Windows as the only OS?
     
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    When you're on the boot manager screen do you see a CD icon? There should be no reason it can't see the installation CD/DVD if it's in the drive (you may have to start over). The only time I know of when a bootable CD/DVD doesn't show up in the boot manager is when either the optical drive is bad or the hard drive is.
     
  9. jdidgi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when I hold on option, I can only see hard disk icon .... I can't see any cd/dvd icon.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I assume the installation disk is good since it sounds like you've already run it.

    It should look like this (from Tuaw):

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  11. jdidgi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you're right. I am looking into it and post you updated!
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Another option, install from USB flash drive. The only caveat is that it seems you have to create it in Bootcamp which requires you to install OS X first. It's a round-a-bout way since you'll just nuke the hard drive from the Windows Installer but at least it would get you up and running.
     

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