Boot Camp Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by desi22601, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. desi22601 macrumors member

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    Well i installed boot camp and it didn't work out too well. I tried to install xp and it looked like it was installing but after it reboot i went to a black screen saying that i couldn't boot from cd press any key to continue or something along those lines.. after much troubleshooting i gave up and just deleted the partion.. now when i shut down my macbook and turn it on again i have to hold option and choose the mac hd to boot into it doesn't automatically boot into mac even though its the only option available. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

    JG271

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    Put in your operating system CD and there will be an application you can select called startup disk.
    Then you can set it to boot from your hard drive again (at present it is looking to boot from a partition that no longer exists i guess)
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Your most likely problem with XP not working is that you HAVE to re-format the partition during the XP install, or it won't boot. Lots of people miss that one =]

    To fix your existing booting problem, go into system prefs/startup disk and select your OS X partition.
     
  4. intoxicated662 macrumors regular

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    yeah reformat and re-install all over again is your best choice
     

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