My Mac is refusing to boot up, but it does recieve power.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iParis, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    My MacBook is refusing to boot from the hard drive. I went to do the Boot Camp process to install Windows 7, and of course my dumbass didn't print out the 13 page instructions or read them. So I partitioned my hard drive, then put in the Windows 7 disc. After that, boot camp didn't do anything. So of course I was stupid enough as to restart my MacBook and try to boot up from the optical drive by holding down "c."
    When it finished the only thing that came up is a black screen with a 1. and a 2. and it says "Select CD-ROM Boot Type: _ " I can't get past that. I tried restarting and holding down "d," but that didn't work..

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you. ^_^
     
  2. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

    iParis

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  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Hold down the option key at restart. If that doesn't work, reset your SMC (see sig).
     
  4. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    Wow.. I feel retarded. Thank you so much. I almost scheduled an appointment at the genius bar. xD
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Now that you are in OSX, change the startup disk in System Preferences -> Startup Disk
     

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