Windows7 instalation problems - Command keys to boot my Mac OS X wont work

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zaang, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Zaang macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    So here's the situation, i got an iMac 27inches and i tryed to install windows 7 by boot camp. So everything goes smooth untill it ends the instalation. When it resets to start windows its just continue in that cicle... So i turn on my mac, it goes to te windows7 promp "Windows Error Recovery" and when i select one of the options "Safe Mode" - "Start Windows normally" it just resets again. And the worst part is that i can't even boot from CD or from my HD. I tryed all the key combinations and nothing. So im a bit stuck here... :confused:

    If anyone can help i thank in advance.
     
  2. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    I always thought it was the "alt" key (option key) to select a bootable partition and you can also use "C" to boot the Mac OS X dvd.
     
  3. Zaang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats the problem, it wont let me. I click on "C" key and it wont boot from CD. Just jumps to Windows.
     
  4. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Try holding down the "alt" key when switching on the machine and make sure the mac os dvd is in the drive.
     
  5. Zaang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well can i format just the drive i selected for the instalation of windows7? And i never tryed to do that, i have a PowerPC with me also so that could do the trick?
     
  6. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can, if you can load the mac os x dvd by holding down "alt" at startup with the dvd already in the imac. Select the DVD and wait for everything to load - choose "utilities" and then "disk utility". Choose the windows partition and format as you please.
     
  7. Zaang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, im sorry i was talking about the formating my imac, the alt key doesn't work. Neither any other combination keys. Thats why im desperate =/
     
  8. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    Then I'm afraid it sounds like a trip to the apple store, have you tried contacting apple support to see if they have a solution?
     
  9. Zaang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well the computer is new :( no, havent tryed yet, but its the next thing ill do...
     
  10. Zaang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem fixed, it was the keyboard that was broken -.- my dad bought a new keyboard and i puted and the promp apeared. Thanks for the help tho. Have a nice day :)
     

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