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FCPEditor 07-14-2008 01:50 PM

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.


Strukt 07-14-2008 02:00 PM

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.

cwa107 07-14-2008 02:01 PM

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.

FCPEditor 07-14-2008 02:06 PM

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.

johnwd5 07-14-2008 05:55 PM

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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