|Jan 26, 2008, 11:01 PM||#1|
Start up boot bug
hey there. here my story; i tried to use boot camp on my macbook with Leopard to insall windows xp. i used an old cd i used to have for a long time...probably windows xp pro sp1. so after partitioning my hardrive and tryig to install it, it says that there was an error and the installation didnt work. i said "fine ill give up on it and buy a new windows." so i remove the partitioned drive and thought that would be the end of it. but THEN, everytime i open my mac, i get a black screen which says "no boot device detected, please insert cd blah blah" and i have to restart my macbook and hold the option key to open OS X (when i do so there is no other option than OS X) its anoying me and i wonder if you guys have any clue to how to fix this. thanks
|Jan 27, 2008, 03:41 AM||#2|
I can't help you fix your current problem, but you definitely don't need to buy a new version of windows if you have an XP or XP SP1 disk. What you need to do is download service pack 2 and "slipstream" it with your existing disk onto a new disk that will install straight to XP SP2. A variety of guides for doing this van be found on Google.
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