Boot Camp Assistant - Failed to load BOOTMGR

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CloudStrife, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. CloudStrife macrumors newbie

    CloudStrife

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    So as one can guess from this thread's name, it's another Boot Camp problem.
    I am aware that this is probably a question that has been asked many times before so no flaming, please >.<

    Ok lets get to the problem, I have a MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 with Mac OS X Lion. I already have Windows XP Professional SP3 and I want to boot it up using my Mac. I've already put all the necessary files onto a 4 GB flash drive and partitioned my hard drive. The problem is that Boot Camp won't load BOOTMGR. I have tried the procedure that the Boot Camp Installation and Setup Guide mentioned several times already, but I still keep getting the same error: "Booting from Boot Camp Assistant created USB Drive...Failed to load BOOTMGR"
    Is there any way for me to successfully install Windows?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Windows XP and Windows Vista are not supported on 2011 Macs, only Windows 7 is.
    Thus you need to get Windows 7.

    Btw, Windows is not easily installed via an external USB flash memory thumb drive, especially Windows XP. Windows 7 can be installed via USB flash memory thumb drive though.
     
  3. CloudStrife thread starter macrumors newbie

    CloudStrife

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    So that was the problem, thank you for answering! I'll try Windows 7 right now.
     
  4. masterscuba macrumors newbie

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    Failure to load bootmgr

    Have followed steps in Bootcamp instructions...can't seem to get passed the failure to load bootmgr.
    ISO on external usb drive - partition visible on power up with option button.
    OSX 10.8.2 80 gig in Win partition
    Suggestions?
     

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