please help im so scared!

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  1. Breasts macrumors newbie

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    I just got a macbook pro today and I tried to use the bootcamp wizard. I inserted my windows 7 cd to install and everything was going fine but upon restart it has froze at "cannot boot from cd- code: 5'

    I have googled the heck out of it and tried to hold the power button, tried the eject button, tried control command power, none of it is working it is just sitting like this with the little curor blinking. Nothing will shut it off or reset it, what do I do?!

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    its also getting super hot on the bottom :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you try to hold down the power button for ten seconds instead of five to shut the Mac off?

    The hotness comes due to the CPU drawing more power due to it being used more intensely. The Mac will shutdown to prevent any damage to its hardware if it gets too hot.

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  3. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Hold the power button until the fans stop spinning
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Don't worry OP, you have restore disks with that Macbook Pro for a reason. If you genuinely have a hardware problem (rare but it does happen) then Apple will gladly exchange it for you.
     
  5. Breasts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh thank god, 20 seconds got it off, but when i turn it back on, it automatically tries to boot from the disk and i cant eject it, what should I do at this point? I bought it refurbished from apple so I got no recovery disks
     
  6. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Hold down the option key on boot and select your OS X installation
     
  7. Breasts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you are a godsend, thank you. I will try to remove that corrupt parition now that im back in mac. not sure why bootcamp wouldnt read from the windows disk i had
     
  8. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Is it a retail disk? Or did you download it?
     
  9. Breasts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    downloaded, but I burnt the .iso directly and its perfectly bootable in my windows pc
     
  10. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    You need to use a retail disk. Piracy is illegal and I will be unable to assist you further until you buy a retail copy of windows.

    You can also download windows 8 consumer preview from Microsoft. That I will help you with as it is not illegal.
     
  11. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    It may be the version that is free to students. Mine was a downloaded ISO file when Microsoft gave it free to students at my college.
     
  12. Breasts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this
     
  13. thasan macrumors 6502a

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    exactly. mine is an education version as well. its quite common these days..

    OP, can u make it a usb bootable? maybe the cd reader is causing some problems? i remmeber windows had a tool to do that
     
  14. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I apologize if I seemed a bit rude, but these days piracy is very common.

    Now, have you made sure that the education version is compatible with bootcamp?
     
  15. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Ya its compatible. Its not really an education version, its a regular version but with no physical media. You log in to their site with a school ID and you can get it from there.

    I think it was called MSDN Alliance or something but Microsoft let you download Windows, Office, and a few other programs (like Visio) for free.
     
  16. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Maybe he should try a different brand DVD?

    I have never worked with a downloaded windows installation before.
     
  17. thasan macrumors 6502a

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    yea sometimes DVDs are dodgy. i always do from usb from now and they have always been flawless.
     
  18. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    Make sure the disk doesnt have any scratches in it that would stop it from reading the infomation the disk and that what probably stopped it from installing on your machine even as little as finger prints can stop a disk from reading i have done it many times myself and thought why isnt these disk working and put it in the cd cleaner and it works perfect so little thing can make a huge problem

    i hope that helps

    paul :):)
     

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