Please Help!!!!!

PNguyen

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Original poster
Oct 16, 2006
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Please Help!!!!

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I just bought an Imac 24" and tried to install Bootcamp. I followed the instruction all the way to Window setup, then it restarted by itself and went to a white screen at start up and it's just stuck there, the window XP CD is still stuck in the CD slot.I can't turn the computer off or do anything to it. Please, somebody help me with this problem.
 

gauchogolfer

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Jan 28, 2005
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Please make a more descriptive thread title!!!!!

Try reading through the myriad Bootcamp threads to see if anything helps.

Edit: OK, I've calmed down. Robbieduncan is most likely right on target. Listen to him, not me. :)
 

robbieduncan

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Is your Windows CD a SP2 one? If not it won't work.

Reboot your Mac holding down the mouse button to force the CD to eject.

Then reboot holding down the option key and choose OSX.
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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i'm not sure whether this will make things worse or not, but you can most assuredly shut the computer off by unplugging it. i assume you have attempted to hold down the power button for 5 seconds and it's not responding, so just unplug it.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Hold down the power button until the computer turns off.
Restart and hold down the mouse button (left click if multi-buttoned) until the CD ejects.

EDIT: Bah.. neveropen threads in tabs. :)
 

PNguyen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 16, 2006
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I haven't had a chance to try and hold down the mouse button yet, but I had to unplug it to turn it off. I'll try it tonight when I get home. Thank you so much.

yellow said:
Hold down the power button until the computer turns off.
Restart and hold down the mouse button (left click if multi-buttoned) until the CD ejects.

EDIT: Bah.. neveropen threads in tabs. :)
 

PNguyen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 16, 2006
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Yes, it's a SP2 CD. I'll try that and let you know. Thanks


robbieduncan said:
Is your Windows CD a SP2 one? If not it won't work.

Reboot your Mac holding down the mouse button to force the CD to eject.

Then reboot holding down the option key and choose OSX.
 

PNguyen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 16, 2006
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I was able to get my CD out. But then I restarted the computer (by unplugging it) and hold the option key as you said, but it didn't do anything, it just goes into a blank white screen.

robbieduncan said:
Is your Windows CD a SP2 one? If not it won't work.

Reboot your Mac holding down the mouse button to force the CD to eject.

Then reboot holding down the option key and choose OSX.
 
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