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Cant Boot to OSX Install DVD

3254 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2011 7:57 AM by Bonesaw1962 RSS
Bonesaw1962 Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)
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Apr 27, 2011 2:50 PM

I used the disk utility  (booted to the install DVD by holding down the <C> key) to partition the hard drive in my Macbook into two partitions.  Subsequent to this, I successfully installed the OS( installed it on 1st partition)  Now I want to boot to the install DVD again so I can "nuke" the hard disk and start over.  The only problem is that now, even if I hold the <C>  key down, it won't boot to the install DVD....thought I'd see if anyone has ideas. 

  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,200 points)
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    Apr 27, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to Bonesaw1962)

    What happens if you hold down the "option" key?  This key will allow you to choose which disk to boot up from.

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,690 points)
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    Apr 27, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to Bonesaw1962)

    Probably your DVD is scratched or dirty. Take a look at the reflective side of the DVD. If it has lots of finger prints carefully wipe it clean with a lint free cloth. If it is scratched get your computer's serial number and call AppleCare for a replacement.

     

    If the DVD appears to be in good shape you might try a lens cleaner for the optical drive.

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