Mac Pro & Bootcamp Install Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JonnyMac, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. JonnyMac macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2006
    I just bought an OEM copy of XP Professional w/SP2 to install on a standard config mac pro. I partioned the drive on my 2nd internal HD. After Boot Camp Assistant reboots the computer...when the Windows installation reaches the point of "Press Enter to Continue Windows Installation" my Apple USB keyboard doesn't seem to work and I can't press Enter to get it to continue. I've tried plugging it in the different USB ports on the computer, but it still doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks!!
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    Someone correct me if i'm wrong but the apple keyboard has an enter and a return key. Both has a slightly different function. Make sure you press enter and not return (assuming i'm correct).
  3. JonnyMac thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2006
    The key on the number pad on the right is "Enter" whereas the key says "Return" above the right "Shift" key. I've tried pressing both. Also, during the windows installation the caps lock light is on and if i press on it the green light does not go off...
  4. JonnyMac thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Has anyone else encountered this? Any other suggestions? One of you Mac Geniuses has to know! :D
  5. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    All I can say is that BootCamp is beta software. It hasn't had all the bugs worked out, and is not guaranteed to work correctly.

    Sorry, but that's all I have to say.
  6. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2005
    Yeah that happens on most pc's It's either the Caps light or the Number lock.
  7. swingline macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    that has happened to me while installing windows on a pc. the machine stops detecting usb ports so i have to use a ps2 mouse and keyboard to continue. don't know if that is the issue here but it worked for me before so give it a shot.
  8. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    And where do you plan to plug this PS/2 keyboard into? :confused:
  9. swingline macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    rofl. i'm living in the past.
  10. CyberPrey macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2006
    IGH, MN
    restart the installation. I had taht happen to me once... as stated, windows just simply stops looking at the usb ports.

    when I restarted the install, it went all the way through the 2nd time.
  11. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Do you even know what Bootcamp is?

    Apparently Apple can be very misleading about what their software "does".
  12. wngraham macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Not really, they explicitly state it's beta, and that installation is not supported nor guaranteed.
  13. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I'm not saying thats it not... I'm just saying that has NOTHING to do with the fact that bootcamp is BETA... bootcamp isn't really what lets you install WinXP on a Mac, in fact you could install WindowsXP without even looking at bootcamp.

    And as bootcamp has nothing to do with the actual winxp installation his problem does not relate to bootcamp or the fact thats its beta.
  14. HenryGnau macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2006
    Enter/return key

    Where is your keyboard plugged in? if your plugged into the port on the monitor and not one of the ports on the case it self you may have trouble with the keyboard not working.

    I had the same problem when I first went to install XP. I just plugged the keyboard into the back of the system case and the return/enter key worked :)

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