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Am i screwed? WinXP Cd stuck in dvd drive


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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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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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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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