3491 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2009 6:43 PM by Phanweb
It won't boot from my restore cd. None of the boot key commands seem to work on my macbook. I've tried an external usb keyword and that didn't work either.
It sounds as if you have firmware protection activated.
If you do not have the administrator password, how have you been updating it?
Message was edited by: nerowolfe
Zap the Parameter RAM (PRAM) and have another go. Restart the mac and hold down commandoption+PR at the same time. You should hear the Boot Chime chime after a few seconds. Keep the keys depressed until you hear it a second time. Release the keys and now hold down command+s.
If it's not booting from the installer disk then make sure you have the correct one. Insert the disk, choose it as the startup disk from the Startup Disk Preferences Pane. Alternatively insert the installer disk restart the laptop and depress the alt key. You should be able to select it that way.