3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2012 1:07 PM by The hatter
John owuor oker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my macBook air needs a boot disk to restart it off,i don't have the disk.What can i do to solve this problem?


MacBook Air
  • 1. Re: my mac needs a boot disk to start it off,what can i do to sove this problem?
    Kim(gerly) Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Hi John. I have the exact same problem. I noticed that if you hit a point of 'no return' during the Win7 installation/upgrade this past weekend. You can't bail out. There's something REALLY buggy about this installation now.

     

    So one is left to having to boot off a DVD, but they no longer ship with the newer MacBooks. Arrrghhhh!! Just this past hour, I popped into the Emeryville, CA Apple Store, requesting a DVD, but they no longer have them, nor do they have the DVD media in store!! What thaaaaa????!!

     

    Silly me, I forgot to haul my MacBook with me, because I'm not one to use their help. Macs used to be SO EASY to trouble-shoot in the past.

     

    While there, I was handed a thumbdrive/USB stick, called a Recovery Drive, to boot off of. But in no less that FIVE attempts after inserting it into both USB drives, my MacBook Pro can't see it. So I guess I'm packing up my machine and hauling it back to the store. I'll keep you apprised of the next steps.

     

    NB: I informed the Apple sales persons there's a GREAT deal to be desired in the setup after one completes the BootCamp partition process.

  • 2. Re: my mac needs a boot disk to start it off,what can i do to sove this problem?
    Kim(gerly) Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    John. I forgot. At boot, try hitting the Option key. It should present you with images of all the volumes on your drive.

  • 3. Re: my mac needs a boot disk to start it off,what can i do to sove this problem?
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Boot Camp Assistant downloads a driver for USB DVD support. That is what you boot Windows 7 installer from.

     

    www.apple.com/support/bootcamp

     

    you put Apple support on USB thumb drive

     

    You can create a ML isntaller 8GB thumb drive if you saved the dcownload and copied it from where it was and before it got deleted after restart during ML install.