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How to eject CD set as startup?
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SierraDragon
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Sep 7, 2010, 06:52 PM
 
I have a DiskWarrior CD in my 2007 17" Macbook Pro. I was having trouble booting to the CD so I set OS 10.6.4 to use that CD as the startup. I cannot reset the startup preference when started from the DiskWarrior CD and I cannot get back to using the internal hard drive as boot OS.

Is there a way that can I force the CD to eject upon restart, making the internal hard drive become the boot? I have tried Command-E and also tried holding the E key down as the MBP restarted.

Any ideas are appreciated as DiskWarrior tech support is down until tomorrow.

TIA

-Allen
     
64stang06
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Sep 7, 2010, 07:06 PM
 
As soon as you power on the computer, either click and hold the trackpad button or if there's a mouse attached, click the left mouse button. After a few moments, the disc should eject.
MacBook Pro 13" 2.8GHz Core i7/8GB RAM/750GB Hard Drive - Mac OS X 10.7.3
     
SierraDragon  (op)
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Sep 7, 2010, 07:48 PM
 
Sweet! That worked, thanks!

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Sep 7, 2010, 09:25 PM
 
And if that doesn't work, hold the option key down during startup, this will give you a list of bootable volumes, then choose the internal HD
     
   
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