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Windows CD stuck in drive. Help!

 
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Michael80
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: Windows CD stuck in drive. Help! Reply with quote

I was starting to install Windows and when I got into the initial setup my keyboard and mouse wouldn't work. I powered down with the power button and it boots right back into the Windows CD. I tried holding down the F12 key and mouse button after powering back up but they wouldn't eject the CD. What can I do?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it boot into windows? Or, hold the option (alt) key and it will let you choose which to boot from. Choose Mac OS X and then eject from there.

There is also some command that can eject at startup, like holding D or something.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Ejecting from boot. Reply with quote

Try booting while holding down the mouse button. This should eject the disk.
Notice I said should. Hope it works for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
Does it boot into windows? Or, hold the option (alt) key and it will let you choose which to boot from. Choose Mac OS X and then eject from there.


It boots into the Windows installer on the CD.

Ron Ackerman wrote:
Try booting while holding down the mouse button. This should eject the disk.
Notice I said should. Hope it works for you.


I tried that and holding down the F12 key, but it still won't eject. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try holding down the X key. That will force it to start OS X.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Try holding down the X key. That will force it to start OS X.


Thank you so much! It booted into OS X and I was able to eject it. I was even looking around on the net to see if there was one of those emergency releases you use with a paperclip. Guess I need to use another mouse and keyboard to setup Boot Camp. This one is a wireless Logitech EX110 set.
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