Skip navigation

I tried installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp and a USB, now the stupid thing won't boot.

2055 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 2:58 PM by Csound1 RSS
1 2 Previous Next
TeknikEnzo Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 25, 2013 11:01 AM

I'm getting horribly frustrated. I have spent the last day (probably 16 hours or more) trying to install bootcamp on my mac. It worked fine in the past but apparently now my superdrive is dead. So I have been trying countless methods of installing without a disc. Finally I found a way to have bootcamp just make me a bootable USB and install that way.


Lo and behold, it partitions and restarts, then boots to a "No bootable drive detected.. Insert disk and press any key" but it just sits there.

Holding option at startup does nothing, holding Command + Option + P + R at start up does nothing, holding shift at startup does nothing..


I have rEFIt installed if that has any bearing on it.

I'm trying really hard to keep myself from typing hundreds of curse words right now... I just want my computer back.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
1 2 Previous Next


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.