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IMAJF IMAJF is offline
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Default Won't boot from external CD drive - 01-23-2012, 03:32 PM

I'm going to sell my Mini9 and want to return it to Windows XP. I have an external CD drive with the XP disc in it hooked up via USB. When I start up I hit "0" then select CD/DVD but it still boots into OSX9 (10.5.8). I also tried it by hitting "2" and moving CD/DVD to top of list. Tried each of the USB inputs, using 2 different external CD/DVD units. No matter what I do it always boots into OSX .

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Default 01-23-2012, 07:02 PM

It is connected via USB, try that & see if it boots. Plug it into the USB closest to the power plug 1st.

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Default 01-24-2012, 01:19 AM

You probably disabled Legacy USB in the BIOS - many who run Mac OS do. Re-enable it.

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