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

    Jan 3, 2010
    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

    Jul 30, 2009
    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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