trouble installing xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bigslickster, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. bigslickster macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2007
    So i built a new desktop pc and decided to throw my old copy of xp onto my macbook. I used bootcamp to partition off my drive and put in my xp disk. It reset and start on the formating and then it completed and went to restart after formating and installing files. Once it restarted it went straight back to the formating screen. So im stuck with a macbook with no OS on it im figuring and i can not get the cd drive out to put in my leopard disk. So if someone has had this before or knows a way to get that disk out besides hitting the eject key i would appreciate it.
  2. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    MR's very own Mac Guides has rather extensive ways of ejecting a disk. :)
  3. hxh103 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    eject CD

    On my macbook, I hold down the mouse button during restart to eject the CD.

    I had trouble installing xp on my macbook as well, I did everything in the instrucions, but when it was time for it to restart to install XP, it gave me an error: incorrect function. I still have not been able to install XP, it's a little fustrating since that was the main reason I got a mac - because I can run windows also...

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