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sugarray3000
Jan 10, 2011, 11:20 AM
Hey guys. My screen is All black after trying installing XP. It says "disk failure press a bottom to restart" but nothing happens. What to do?



hfg
Jan 10, 2011, 11:31 AM
Hey guys. My screen is All black after trying installing XP. It says "disk failure press a bottom to restart" but nothing happens. What to do?

Are you sure you didn't install it to the OS X partition? Pretty common mistake! :eek:

If so ... you are going to have to start all over with a fresh OS X install, then BootCamp partition, and then Windows XP install (to the CORRECT PARTITION).:)

-howard

simsaladimbamba
Jan 10, 2011, 11:32 AM
Hold down the power button of your MBA to shut it down and press it again to restart it and immediately afterwards hold down the Option/Alt key to get to the boot selector to select Mac OS X and press Enter.
After you successfully booted into Mac OS X, use the Boot Camp Assistant (BCA) to delete the Windows partition and quite the BCA. Start the BCA again and create a new Boot Camp partition and run the setup again, this time do not format the partition via the partition tools of the Windows installer, but when you get asked to either (Quick) Format it in either FAT32 (which it already is) or in NTFS.

sugarray3000
Jan 10, 2011, 11:37 AM
Hold down the power button of your MBA to shut it down and press it again to restart it and immediately afterwards hold down the Option/Alt key to get to the boot selector to select Mac OS X and press Enter.
After you successfully booted into Mac OS X, use the Boot Camp Assistant (BCA) to delete the Windows partition and quite the BCA. Start the BCA again and create a new Boot Camp partition and run the setup again, this time do not format the partition via the partition tools of the Windows installer, but when you get asked to either (Quick) Format it in either FAT32 (which it already is) or in NTFS.

Thank you sooo much. I'll try again!!!