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Black screen says pres any key to boot rom CD disk error press any key to restart. Cant do a thing turn it on or off get the disc out. I have tried to load windows xp through boot campon my macbook and now im seriously regretting it HELP!

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  • penelopewint Jul 15, 2009

    I had only just used the boot camp to do the partition which was set up as 50 /50. It all loaded aparently perfectly on the windows side it restarted itself and I hadnt taken the windows cd out before it dit it do you think this could be the problem? Now I cant get the cd out even. I had only just reinstalled mac os beautifully my computer was like it was brand new. Any ideas?

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Don't panic.

To get your Mac back is simple.

1. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery.

2. Right side up, remove the power cord.

3. Press the power up button while holding your "Option" key down until the choice of boot drive appears.

4. Select your original hard drive as the boot disk.

5. When your desktop returns, eject the cd.

6. Now I don't know how to fix the black screen problem, but that will keep coming back every time you restart unless you get rid of that BOOTCAMP partition.

7. To do so: Open Disk Utility / Partition. Select the BOOTCAMP partition (at the bottom of the window) type "0" (zero) in partition size. Repartition to get rid of BOOTCAMP partition.

8. This will get your MacBook back. All this has happened to me. There must be a fix, but I've no clue as to what it is. I tried Vista and XP Pro to no avail. The fix is to probaby get VMFusion or Parallels. The advantage there is that you need not reboot to open Windows, they will run behind each other when you launch VM.

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You have probably formatted the hard drive when trying to install XP, XP is not compatible with Mac hardware. You will need to purchase a copy of the Mac OS or try and locate the restore disks that should have come with your computer.

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    Windows will NOT install on any mac hardware. There are no drivers for any of the hardware. You can only install Mac OS on a Mac.

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