2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2013 12:59 PM by rccharles
mom.iefbr14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After backing up the machine, I took what I thought was the correct installation disk and booted from the CD/DVD.  I erased the hard disk using the Disk Utility.  Then I tried to reboot to install the original operating system.  After several hours I received the message:  Cannot install Mac OS X on this machine.  The computer was running 10.4.3 before I erased it.  I don't understand why the restore to factory settings didn't work.  Now I have another problem.  The CD/DVD does not eject.  Without an operating system on the hard drive, it automatically boots from the CD/DVD and will not eject the boot disk!

 

What do I do?  How do I get the CD/DVD out?  How do I find a good disk


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.3)