Not Bootable device

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by PSSP, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. PSSP macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    I just bought a MBP 13" and tried to install Windows 7. In my organization, the program is available for download and each has to write it on DVD by themselves. I burnt the disc with my new MBP and used the disc for the installation.

    After the Boot Camp partitioned the disk, it asked to insert a disc. When I did so, this message showed on a black screen, "Not Bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key." I think it's because my disc is not bootable.

    My problem is, after that, whenever I turn on my MBP, the black screen comes up. Now, I have to press ALT every time I start the machine.

    Could anyone please kindly suggest how to make it start normally again?

    Thanks a millions.
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  3. PSSP thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    Thank you very much!!! At least, I can solve the start-up problem. :D

    I read the tread you kindly suggested. It seems we need a PC to write a bootable DVD. But, I have only this MBP.

    I read another tread that suggested Simply Burns. Can it create a bootable disc? I opened it and could not find anywhere that indicated we could choose to make one.

    The Windows program file I have is not iso. It's extracted. If I use the disk utilities to turn it into a disk image and burn it on a disc with the above program, will it works?

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