Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by padré, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. padré macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    soo, i went to the store yesterday to buy me a maxtormer (i think its called that way) intern harddrive (250gb) and windows xp home sp2 to instal on my macpro on the maxtormer harddrive.

    i installed bootcamp assintend selected the maxtormer harddrive (after i had burned the drivers) and it restarted installing windows.

    everything whent fine, but then suddenly it asked me questions about a partition C, G, D, and other things on wich i wanted to instal windows,


    anyway i chose the c partition formated it and installed windows, everything whent fine, after an hour or 2/3 i was in windows, i wanted to get the cd out to put the driver cd in, but i could get the cd out, then i wanted to restart pressing alt so i could go to mac os 10 to put the CD with drivers in, so i could instal them in windows, but when i did that he asked me to instal windows (ofcourse cause the windows cd was still in)

    so i opened my macpro and got out the cd driver pushed the open buton and putted it in. windows worked verry verry strange, like when i moved a window, it was shaddered.

    so i wanted to instal mac os X again, but when i trided, i could only instal it again on the maxtormer, and not on the mac harddrive ??? it was simply not possible, but it also didn't show anything that suggested that mac os X was still on it.


    THX and all the love u can get...

  2. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    i forgot to say

    i putted the original harddrive that came with the computer back in the mac pro, and when i open it on my desktop it show that it has only 188.6 mb, but nothings on it,

    (ow and i installed mac os X backon the maxtormer)

    please help me :confused: :( :eek:
  3. macman2790 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2006
    you're hilarious i don't know what to say except why don't you think about "putted" your windows xp cd in the trash and "instal" os x, linux, or maybe even solaris
  4. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    i don't think thats hilarious at all,
    i really never used windows at all, but u got a good point there,
    anyway do u know how too help me. or do you know how i can reformat the harddrive that came with the computer.

    please this aint funny

    (by the way its a macpro 2 gig ram, ati 1900XT, wireless, bloothooth-- if that helps)
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Padré you really should have followed the bootcamp guides to the letter.

    It's sounds like you have made a rather simple procedure into a complete catastrophe.

    For starters it makes absolutely no sense why you are swapping drives in and out ? That's just bizzare and NOT normal.

    Why are you trying to get windows drivers - after the event ? You've got the whole procedure messed up.

    Basic guideline.

    You put your secondry internal HD drive into bay 2 in your mac pro.
    You format it for Mac OSX
    You install Bootcamp and run the utility following the basic instructions
    You burn a Windows XP Drivers CD
    You select the second internal drive and put your cd into the machine
    You restart and it installs windows - you simply choose drive C
    You finish installation and reboot.

    Once windows is installed to eject the disc, go into my computer, choose the cd/dvd drive and right click on your mouse and choose eject.
    Put in the Drivers CD and You install the Drivers CD

    You are done.

    You want to go back to OS X you do not need to re-install it, you simply press ALT on your keyboard on startup and choose Macintosh HD

    That's it....

    At this stage it looks like your going to have to re-install OS X and start all over again because you've really messed up. :eek:
  6. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    thx for the reply MacRumorUser

    yeah i think i did it all wrong, i will have to do it all over again, i'm just a litle bit freaked out because its a new computer and all of that, anyways i'm calling someone over cause i realy suck at these things, thx for the steps i'll follow them real carefully...

    ow one more thing, when i revoot holding down the alt key (with the mac os X instal dvd in the computer) i wanted to format the original harddrive back to its original 250 gb, but when i try, it symply gives me an error :s.

    i'll try it again so i can type the message here that it gives me
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Then you may need to boot the OS X disc (dont hold down alt, hold down C to boot the disc) and when OS X installation begins, simply click on utlities on the menu bar, and choose disk utility. Then you can repair disk, or erase/format it before continuing to install OS X again. :)

    Wish you best of luck
  8. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    MacRumorUser if u are a woman i would kiss u, i really would,

    thx MacRumorUser really great help, i think i learned quit a lot,

    tommorow i will hopefully instal windows the right way after reading the manual about 100 times ;)
  9. PillarFan1 macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2006
    why dont you print out the instructions this time before you try
  10. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    I had a hard installing windows xp also...

    I followed boot camp instructions to a T, and it did not work for me.

    Every time I got to the point of installing xp cd it would not recognize the cd. I finally decided to restart the computer and hold down the option key and 45 minutes later I had window xp running perfectly on my iMac...

    At this point the best thing to do is reinstall Tiger and then install boot camp but follow the instructions exactly or it will not work.;)
  11. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    ok, i'm printin the manual...
    its going to be allright :rolleyes:
  12. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    :eek: yeah i'm sush a jurk, the installation went beutifull this time, and i'm quit happy, exept for the fact that my keyboard is qwerty and not azerty, and the fact that it goes to sleep mode every damn five minutes and i can't get it out of sleep (in eiter windows and mac os X) anyways games like oblivion run perfectly. only so sad that yesterday their was broken in to my house and a lot of my stuff was stollen (oblivion and ipods and laptob where stollen too :( )

    sooo...i got it installed :eek:
  13. evangelion-01 macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2006
  14. padré thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006

    well my mac is in for repair, cause it crashed completely the last time i started it, apple service adviced me to bring it to a store so they could fix it or give me a new one...

    the laptob is replaced by a new labtop macbook pro, (but we are bringin it back since the new macbookpro's where released yesterday)
    the F*** part about this thing is that we needed to lean money from the bank cause we really need the labtop for my fathers busseniss...so we are kinda broke

    but hey everything is going to get allright

    happy bithday for me :( noooooooooooooooooo party :eek:
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    really sorry to hear that padré
    (big hugs for you i guess :eek: )

    keep us informed and i wish you the best of luck
  16. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006

    Maybe Padré should come with a health warning or something?

    You are one unlucky person.

    Hope everything works out, but dont ever come to my house. :D

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