Big Boot Camp problems, please help!!

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  1. Getinkedtattoos macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I did a problem free install of Win-doze xp pro sp.2 via Boot Camp and all was well, everything went off without a hitch... However I only partitioned 35 GB for Win-doze which after some thought I realized that having installed windoze for the sole purpose of playing games (which require alot of space) Anyway, I played a few games like "Crysis" and "The Last Remnant" both worked fantastically but I didn't want to get too far in them just to have to re-do the boot camp later and lose the data, so I went ahead and uninstalled the windoze partition and proceeded to go through the motions again, However this time around I set aside a 200GB partition. For some reason everything seemed to take MUCH longer, or instance it sat on the "restarting computer..." screen for 5-10 minutes, finally restarted then windoze loaded and went to the collecting information;Dynamic update;preparing installation;installing windoze;finalizing installation screen and said at the bottom 39 minutes to complete installation, well it hung there for what seemed like an hour and the 39 minutes did not decrease finally in slowly ticked away... then the computer finished the install and restarted AGAIN, did the weird "lenghthly" Boot up process with the black screen with the flashing white cursor in the top left, then to the screen that says WINDOWS and loading beneath it... Then to a light blue blank screen with a movable (magnified) white curser/pointer and just hung there forever!! Finally I had to manually hold in the power button and restart the system myself, I held down the option buttom and the windows partition was selectable to boot with so I tried to boot... SAME THING!! Blue bland screen w/ pointer.. Restarted AGAIN, tried booting from disk SAME THING, baby blue screen??? I have now started over and trying to go at it again, only this time formatting in NTFS and not NTFS (Quick) which is what I did the time before this and hoping it makes a difference, though it is still moving VERY slowly again... BTW, I am using a current 3/3/09 model iMac 24" 2.93GHz if any of that matter. PLEASE I beg of you, if you can help I would greatly appreciate it!!
     
  2. Getinkedtattoos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Btw, my signature is old, I now have the newest iMac 2.93GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. If that matters. So, I tried to manually reboot it again from the WinDoze partition and I actually got the regular desktop screen, after sitting on the light blue screen for an hour. So, I hurried up and grabbed my Leopard disk as to install the drivers asap in hopes that it would fix whatever weird problem I'm having and when I went to my computer it just froze up then shut down leaving me with no start menu or anything else just that stupid microshit hilltop and sky scene.. I waited a bit and nothing so I rebooted AGAIN, and now I just have no start menu just a curser and an ugly wallpaper..... Why did it work OK the 1st time but not now?? was it the smaller partition?? Please, I see people are at least reading this, does anyone have anything??
     
  3. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Use Boot Camp Assistant (in OS X) and delete the existing windows partition, this will destroy all files/data on the partition; then use Boot Camp to create a new 200 GB partition and reinstall windows.
     
  4. Getinkedtattoos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ?? Anyone??

    OK, So I have completely wiped out my partition and re-partitioned and tried to re-install this disk 6 times now. I have cleaned the disk, actually re-burnt a different copy of the iso @ 2X speed (The Lowest Speed Avail.) BTW, I am burning these to Verbatim DVD-R media, which are good disks. I figure that a DVD would be better then CD media. I am at a total loss here, Why would it have worked perfectly the 1st time but never again??? I have finally resorted to an alternative that I call Vista. I burned a copy of Vista Black sp.1 v2 that a friend had on his Windows machine, he let me burn the ISO off his PC (Which he has installed flawlessly on 2 computers at his house (I have seen the OS in full action) and when I use the bootcamp assistant the computer restarts and boots the disk, I get the black screen with the white blinking cursor in the upper left side of the screen, then after 30 seconds or so I get a cool looking screen (it just looks like desktop wallpaper) that says 'Windows Vista Black Edition v2" in the upper right of the screen with 3d colorful swirls and what-not, I have my pointer that I can move freely but nothing informing me that anything is happening in the background although I can hear my computer working?? I guess I will give it an hour or so and then back to square 1. BTW, feel free to chime in at any time if anyone has any idea what the H*LL is going on here!! Also, the firso ISO was bought and paid for by me, the 2nd, Vista Black I am unaware of the origin but I feel as if I am backed into a corner here so any moral delimma will have to be set aside for the time being, If the Vista DOES end up working then I will know it is something with the XP (Which I paid for) then I will remove the Vista and contact the seller of the XP for a new ISO of a slightly different version or something.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Perhaps use paragraphs?

    You BOUGHT a pirated copy of xp? Burn to CD instead of dvd?
     

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