BootCamp - Windows XP issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SLJ, May 17, 2006.

  1. SLJ macrumors regular

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    I installed BootCamp fine, when bootcamp request to insert Win XP CD w/ SP2, it keep telling me that the CD is not regonized, but when I insert into a PC, it booted and installed fine... any ideas? do I have to use an original CD, I recreated this CD from my original...
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    The copy should work in theory if it was made from a legitimate version, but it's probably best to try your original CD for starters. If that doesn't work, then let us know. :cool:
     
  3. SLJ thread starter macrumors regular

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    my original WinXP CD has no SP2 and when I insert it, it does regonized it but prompt, please insert a winxp CD 2 with SP2...
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Check out these links. :cool:

    You should then be able to use your original XP CD with no problems at all.
     
  5. SLJ thread starter macrumors regular

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    already tried slipstream, and I just tested my new XP CD2 on a PC... it booted and installed fine without any errors.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    As long as the disc is actually bootable (checking that it will install on a PC is not enough unless you actually try to boot from the CD), you should be able to just reboot the Mac and hold down the option key, slect the CD icon and install "manually" without Boot Camp "blessing" your install CD.

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  7. white89gt macrumors regular

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    There's some files on a Windows XP CD that are hidden and can't be copied using a regular disk copy. They're responsible for whether or not the cd will boot. When you slipstream a cd, you have to use a third party software piece to retrieve these files and burn them onto the new cd. You also have to name the cd the exact same name as the original. If you don't do those two things, the cd won't boot.
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Good insight, I had forgot about this. We'll let the OP try this out and see if that works for him.
     
  9. SLJ thread starter macrumors regular

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    you are referring to the "Microsoft Corporation.img" which I extracted it also the CD does booted and install on a PC fine, many thank for hte advice but I still have no luck on the MAC, I have name it as "WXPOEM_EN" as the original CD has name it.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Have you tried leaving it in the drive, rebooting the Mac and holding down the option key? Have you tried doing that with the original CD?

    That should work as long as you did the firmware update.

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