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Question #1:

- I recently tried doing bootcamp assistant to install Windows Vista 64-Bit. It's on two separate discs, however, when asked to insert Disc 2, I cannot eject disc 1. The eject button on the keyboard does not work. Is there any other way to eject the disc?

Good one Apple! You have given us MAC users only ONE possible way to eject a disc. They couldn't even put some hidden button in the back or something?

Question #2:

- Since bootcamp was a failure (I couldn't continue with the installing of Windows), I decided to cancel. I restored the partition back to MAC OS X. After doing so, I restarted my computer. But something strange happened. It went to a black screen and said, "No readable boot device --- insert boot disc to continue". Something like that.

Thing is, the **** keyboard does not work in these kinds of situations. Anyway, the only way I can actually boot my iMac now, is to hold the 'Option' key on my keyboard while it's starting up (during the white screen).

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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1. A two disk set of Windows (XP, Vista, etc) can not be installed because disk one can not be ejected until Boot Camp drivers are active. Kind of a catch 22. What you can do: Copy contents of both disks on to one disk (if they'll fit) and install that way. That will work with XP since it's on CDs and two CDs will easily fit on one DVD. However, Vista Ultra 64 comes on DVDs. What version of Vista are you trying to install?

2. Boot your iMac with the option key and then go into System Preferences, Startup, and select your MacIntosh HD as the default and you'll be back in business.

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