20" alu iMac bootcamp/booting problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by grimreaper1377, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. grimreaper1377 macrumors regular

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    I tried installing Windows today using bootcamp. So I went to Utilities, double clicked the bootcamp icon, and followed the boxes. Eventually, my computer rebooted. Then when it booted up, a black screen came up saying

    "No Boot Drive Detected"
    "Please insert one and press any key to continue."

    So I insert the Windows XP cd, press return, and nothing happens.
    Try holding the power button to turn it off, starting it up again, and same thing.

    Anyone have any fixes?
     
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Can you get back into OS X? Are you using Windows XP SP2?
     
  3. ugotpwned5 macrumors member

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    i had a similar problem. Try holding the option key upon bootup
     
  4. grimreaper1377 thread starter macrumors regular

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    @ugotpwned5:

    The option key thing works. However, will I have to do this every time I start my computer up?

    @AlexisV:

    Once it gets to the that screen, it just stays there until I turn my computer off. I can't get back into OS X or anything.

    Using Windows XP Professional SP2.
     
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    When you press option upon boot up, you should see 2 drive icons. What are the names of those drive icons?

    Perhaps you formatted the Mac OS partition?

    You should be able to select the Macintosh HD partition and log back into OSX. Personally I keep OSX as startup disk, and hit Option upon restart to log into windows. (Unlesss you are using windows all the time).
     
  7. ugotpwned5 macrumors member

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    go to system prefrences and change default startup drive to mac os x partion. then oopen diskutility and repair permissions.
     

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