Vista Disk Stuck in drive while trying to use boot camp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rosco8, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. rosco8 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 3, 2010
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    Hi,
    in an effort to load windows vista into my machine I partitioned my harddrive and put the windows installer into my machine. When I didn't have enough space to load (partitioned 5gbs, needed 6.9 or something) I was unable to remove the disk from the drive for 30 minutes! I looked up these types of forums and couldn't find a solution. Anyway, thought I'd share!

    I eventually used the startup manager function:

    ---Turn computer off, and restart holding down the 'option' key. A screen came up with a picture of my mac harddrive. while still in that screen I pressed the eject button and the vista dvd came out.---

    hopefully no one else will have this problem. (holding your mouse while restarting does not work.
     
  2. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Jul 30, 2009
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    I'm more curious why you didn't just boot into OS X and eject it? :confused:

    ...or hold the mouse button down while booting causing it to force eject.
     

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