Boot camp start up problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by broka, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. broka macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I just had my new iMac intel. I wanted to installed xp on my computer and runned boot camp.IK fractionated the disk, and put in the installation disk of xp.
    But then I could select the wright partition so I quitted the installation an d restarted. Here is the problem: when i start up I only see a blank screen and nothing appears. When I start up when option key down I see my arrow but nothing happens .
    I tried to start up with the install disk from mac but still only blank screen.

    Please help me!:(
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you formatted the Mac partition instead of windows partition.

    You need XP SP2 or more recent to install.

    Call Apple Care. There is phone support for a certain duration / cases that are included.
     
  3. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Did you use the Bootcamp assistant to install XP? If not, it does sound like you formatted your Mac partition.
     
  4. broka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx voor de posts.


    I contacted apple care and the local apple reseller. They said that they knew the problem. Probably the fracttionation process didn't when wel, and I fractionated part of the leopard system as well. :eek: Strange, because I did use boot camp assist.
    Now the disk has to be removed and a new system has to be installed, manually!
    Anyway I don't try to install windows or fractonate my disk again.

    Thanx for the replies
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you could always try a PRAM reset before you do anything drastic, it might have just messed up your boot partition

    google (resetting PRAM)
     

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