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  1. #1

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    Jul 09, 2008
    Unhappy I need MacBook Reboot Help!
    How do I force my MacBook to read the OS X install Disk when I reboot?

    I tried holding down "C" as I reboot, but no luck.

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    Jul 14, 2008
    rMBP 15" / 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
    Hmmm strange .... are you sure the disc is ok ?

    If so... it should work!

    Try this if you can boot up, enter system preferences, then you have something called startup disk. In there you should now see your Mac OS X CD. Select that one and select reboot. Now the computer should reboot and automatically boot from the CD. Without you having to hold down the C button.
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    That's one of the ways to do it. Have you tried holding the Option key down during boot up (immediately after the computer is turned on and the screen turns gray)? It should show the disc as one of the boot options, assuming the disc is indeed valid and not damaged.
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 09, 2008
    The disk should be fine. I have no reason to believe it is damaged. it is my official Mac OS X 10.4 install disk 1. I have disks 2 and 3 as well.

  5. #5

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    Jun 19, 2008
    As crazy as it sounds I carefully clean my discs when there's an issue...with soap and warm water, very carefully. And don't dry the disc in a circular motion. A careful wipe from inside to outer edge , going (anti-or) clockwise I have had succes with my oddly behaving os 9.2 disc.

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