Bootcamp - Can't get to installation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dfish04, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. dfish04 macrumors newbie

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    On my iMac I have been trying to install bootcamp so I can get some of my favorite games. I have partitioned the hard drive, I put in the windows xp disc to install, but when it restarts to install windows, it cannot get past the grey screen. I'm not sure what the problem is, and I have followed the bootcamp assistant in doing everything it asks. After trying to install windows, the only way I can even get it to reboot using mac is to do command-p-r. Anyone have any idea as to what the problem could be?
     
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  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Is the XP disc at least service pack 2? If it isn't, it won't run on your Mac.
     
  4. dfish04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep its service pack 3 windows xp home edition- oem
    it gets stuck on that grey looking screen right before the apple logo would generally pop up
     

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