BootCamp Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tnsxsear, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. tnsxsear macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2007
    Ok. So I was installing windows through bootcamp and it just just finished installing some files before it was about to actually install the windows OS. The computer rebooted and than it gave me an "CD Error, press any key to continue". Now im back on leopard and I have another partition of my HD labeled bootcamp. How can I just undo everything back to normal. Im going to go the parrallels route when im ready to do so.
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Firstly, to install Windows under bootcamp, you need to ensure that you formate the drive during the Windows install - formatting during the bootcamp configuration isn't enough. Check the downloadable instruction manual.

    To trash the bootcamp partition, you can remove it via Disk Utility, then re-size your main partition to take up the complete drive. This won't damage your data, but make sure you have a backup just in case ;-)
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    This is a known issue with bootcamp. The problem is that when it formats your HD, it does so in FAT 32, and windows, for some odd reason is not liking this. The problems get even worse, when you reformat the HD from the windows installer, as you then get the "hal.dll" file missing message.

    If you're looking to restore your HD space, and just go through parallels, then open up the BootCamp Utility and erase the partition you initially made.

    If you want to go for the full-blown windows (if you're a gamer), then search for "cd error" in these forums. One guy had it figured out, using the restore function on the windows CD.

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