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    Am i screwed? WinXP Cd stuck in dvd drive
    Need some help getting rid of WinXP

    Macbook with intel core duo, 2.1g i think.
    120g hard drive, partitioned 32 g for windows,

    Macbook was only starting in XP with SP1, and i couldn't uninstall XP, In XP, also cant upgrade it to SP2.
    So i can't switch back thru bootcamp because it wont install the boot camp files. GHEY.

    Now a certain file is not installing during setup, and wont start in WinXP or OSX

    I would put OSX install disk in, but the ****ed windows disk wont come out.
    Eject button not functioning.

    Or is there a way to get to a Bios Prompt while the Comp is booting up, besides the C button to boot from CD?
    Or do macs have a bios?

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    You may have to use the UNIX terminal to force an eject
    http://www.osxfaq.com/dailytips/02-2002/02-27.ws

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    That link doen't explain how to get to the UNIX terminal. is it pressing a key while booting up?

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    Try reboot whilst holding down the mouse key for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Try reboot whilst holding down the mouse key for starters.
    just in case that doesn't work, the terminal app is in Utilities (inside the apps folder)

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    No Operating system will start up because windows install screwed up, so i Can't get to the Apps folder.
    And Windows install disk Is Stuck because there is no function to eject it in windows setup because it doesn't recognize the apple eject button.

    i have read different things to do while booting, hold mouse button, hold option, hold shift button, which will work for regular macbook, and what do they do?

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    Hold down the Mouse button at the startup sound and keep it down. The CD should eject.

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    most drives have a very small hole just for this reason kind ofvlike a reset hole about the diameter of a paper clip, not sure if yours has one.

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    Actually the way I see it - you are only in trouble IF XP installs!

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    when bootting press "alt" to get the boot selector up and then when u see your mac hdd and the windows disk press eject.

    thats happened loads with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by argan View Post
    No Operating system will start up because windows install screwed up, so i Can't get to the Apps folder.
    And Windows install disk Is Stuck because there is no function to eject it in windows setup because it doesn't recognize the apple eject button.

    i have read different things to do while booting, hold mouse button, hold option, hold shift button, which will work for regular macbook, and what do they do?
    I had a very similar situation when I was trying to set up a dual-boot Leopard-Ubuntu system.
    I tried rebooting with alt held down, C key pressed and several other things.
    Eventually the CD ejected, and the only explanation I can think of is the machine got tired before I stopped repeated tries !

    I then put in the Leopard dvd in, held down alt, and did a clean re-install.

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