No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by uclaGirl, May 27, 2010.

  1. uclaGirl macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am about to sell my macbook and wanted to clean all my files.. I reinstalled the mac os snow leopard with no problem. Everything I had was deleted and I have a brand new and clean OS. However, I noticed that my windows partition wasn't deleted so I went on bootcamp and removed that. I saw that the windows hard drive I used to see on the desktop disappeared. I restarted my computer and now I see a black screen saying: "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

    Well, my snow leopard cd is inside.. I can't get that out.. and I don't have the windows cd anymore...
    What do I do? Anyone has any suggestions?

    Thank you
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Hold down the option key while booting. You should see your Mac partition there.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    You also may want to make sure the startup disk is selected properly in system preferences when you get it booted.

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