Bootcamp Disk error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ionicism, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. ionicism macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009

    I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro to replace my Windows XP install. However, every time I go through the install process, after the first restart following the install and every time I try to boot into Windows I get a black screen with a "Disk error: Press any key to restart" message.

    I know this can be caused by trying to install Windows on a partition that's not properly formatted, but I've been formatting my Bootcamp partition in the Windows installer as NTFS every time I try to install. Any ideas why this could be happening?

    Thanks, ionicism
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Did you use the Boot Camp Assistant to partition the disk, rather that Disk Utility? I learned the hard way that if you partition with anything other than the Boot Camp app itself, Windows won't install properly.

    If that sounds like your case, you can use Disk Utility to delete the Windows partition on-the-lfy and then re-create it with the Boot Camp utility--I know for a fact that works.

    If that's not what's going on in your case, sorry, but good luck.

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