I have tried to install windows using boot-camp-assistant on mac-min ( new version ).

After first installation process, I am getting "Disk error - press any key to restart"

Now, The problem that I am facing is I am not able to eject the disk.

  • I am not able to boot osx
  • I am not able to boot windows.

Please help.


  • 1
    Did you mean ejecting the CD/DVD?
    – HMage
    Feb 22, 2011 at 9:59
  • Yes ! @HMage - I am not able to eject DVD. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:10

2 Answers 2


According to Apple documentation, you can either use eject and F12 as mentioned before, or keep your mouse button pressed.

If you keep option pressed during boot, it should ask you from what disk you want to boot. That might be a better solution.

Are you sure this is the issue though?


Did you try to press the eject button while booting ?

Just after you press the power button, press and hold Eject.

  • I am using USB ordinary keyboard not apple's standard keyboard. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:09
  • I tried to press ALT, I also tried F12. But none of them worked. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:09
  • @sugar keeping the F12 key pressed didn't work? Feb 22, 2011 at 10:14
  • @sugar you could try to go to an Apple Store, and ask them to plug an Apple keyboard just to eject the DVD. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:14
  • Eject button worked for me Jul 25, 2022 at 2:24

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