iMac won't boot after trying to run bootcamp, keyboard wont even function.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tehshawn, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. tehshawn macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    So last night I went on a journey to install boot camp on my iMac. After several failed attempts of using boot camp assistant I finally backed up my mac via time machine and did a full wipe. After I had finished reinstalling Leopard I was able to get boot camp assistant to work just fine. I popped in my XP disk and ran the program.

    However, while I was waiting for it to install, I was in the other room and heard the familiar chime of my mac booting up. I came in and found the screen black saying in a windows font "Disk error, press any key to restart" I pressed every key on the key board and nothing. I turned it off and tried again. Nothing. I tried to eject the disk, still nothing, I read forums and tried every method in the book, still to no avail. I finally broke down and called tech support in which i was told everything I had already tried.

    Finally i jammed a freaking credit card in the slot and got the iMac to puke out the XP disk. Now, it does the same thing still and I still cannot get any keyboard function. I would try target disk mode from another mac, but like I said, no keyboard functionality.

    All my files are double backed up so I'm not worried, I just want to get my computer working again. Any suggestions? Also, I'd like to avoid tech support and the genius bar. Warranty is expired and I'm low on cash.
  2. tehshawn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    never mind, fixed keyboard issue by using an older keyboard instead of the new aluminum one. simply popped the XP disk back in and rebooted. easy as pie.

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