Boot Camp partition - problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hellius, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Hellius macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first Mac computer (yay), but as I always do with new operating systems, I have already run into a few problems.

    I tried to use Boot Camp to install Windows XP, and it all went through, but after the installation somehow the XP system was deleted and now I have 2 Mac OS 10 partitions.

    Um, I'm sorta lost at this point. Since I just got my Macbook Pro today, I don't have any files on it except for 24 music files. I am currently reinstalling the operating system onto the Macintosh HD, but I'm not sure if that will relieve the problem.

    Any sort of help would be appreciated.
     
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Well, I would certainly suggest that you go to Apple's Boot Camp Support page before trying to reinstall Windows. Make sure your XP disk meets the requirements (that it be a full installation disk, that it is SP2 or SP3, etc.)-- then be sure to download (and follow) the excellent "Installation Guide" at the top of that page. Apple has made Windows installation almost bulletproof via the Boot Camp Assistant (assuming the installation guide is adhered to) so it should give you some good assistance and recommendations.

    Good luck with round 2!;)
     
  3. Hellius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figured it out.

    I used the disk utility to delete the partition and tried again. Unfortunately now, I just realized that I needed a Windows XP OS with service pack two. I don't have that, so now I'm stuck with service pack one (which is absolutely horrible) without internet.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Actually I am surprised that the Boot Camp Assistant even allowed the install with a SP1 disk- I thought it did a check for that, but I guess they just rely on reading the requirements.

    You can either "slipstream" a copy of XP with SP2 added if you have a full version of XP or just buy a System Builder XP copy from somewhere like newegg.com for about half the price of a retail boxed copy- XP SP3 Home Edition for $89 for instance at [​IMG]this page.
     

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