Mac cannot boot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by class10808, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. class10808 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi, I'm currently using the latest mac with snow leopard OS. I initially used bootcamp to install windows xp. However, with the upcoming windows 7, I wanted to remove xp and reinstall with windows 7 instead.

    However, I couldn't manage to boot the computer from the windows 7 dvd. As such, I used the Mac OS's bootcamp assistant the remove the former partition for windows xp. Then, I re-setup the partition again for windows and restarted the mac so as to install windows 7.

    However, after the chiming sound, and after the white page, the page came into a blank (black/white) page with a flashing "-" dash sign at the top left hand corner of the page. It stayed there for a long time.

    I then restarted the computer and the same thing happened. I tried using my wireless keyboard to press the option button to load in mac os but nothing happened.

    Will really appreciate any help as I can't load anything to solve the problem at all...

    Oh, and I can;t load any disc in as there's another disc inside and I couldn't eject it...
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    USA
    #2
    I haven't dealt with this myself, but found a bit through a google search (mac bootcamp +flashing +dash) such as this one. You can also try searching via MRoolge (see sig) to find others with this problem.
     

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