Bootcamp install issues: Windows XP SP2. HELP!?

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  1. permutated macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a Mac and today I got my copy of Windows XP SP2 in the mail. I partitioned the drive and installed as the manual said (using the Bootcamp install guide).

    Here's what happens, it installs the first part of setup (the blue screen with the yellow and grey text), but when it goes to restart and finish setup, and it tries to boot Windows, I get this weird error that says "Disk Error, press any key to restart"...only it won't let me press any key...and I've tried it with, and without the install disk in the CD drive.

    Help please! I've partitioned multiple times in different sizes and formats and have gotten this same thing! :(
     
  2. McGiord, Apr 22, 2008
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    It has happened to me also, I'm not sure why it happens.
    I just restart the Mac, hold down the option key and select your Windows partition to finish the Windows Setup with your CD inside the Mac.
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    Tried that, same thing happens.
     
  4. McGiord, Apr 22, 2008
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    What I have noticed is that if you miss the first time when it prompts you to restart you computer without any disc inside, then it falls into that vicious loop.

    Be patient, remember is Windows what you are dealing with.

    Erase the partition, give it a try again, and catch the moment when it asks you to restart your computer right after it finished the initial setup, that is what has worked for me.
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  5. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so you're saying.

    -Repartition a new drive.
    -Reinstall Windows to that Bootcamp drive.
    -When it restarts hold option and boot from the Bootcamp Windows drive.
    -Leave the CD in the drive throughout this whole process.

    Anything I'm missing?
     
  6. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE:

    That worked :)

    Looks like my problem was that I wasn't formatting the Bootcamp drive at quick-format NTSC.

    I do have a question though, it's there any way to rename a Bootcamp Drive once it's been created so it's not accidentally called "Untitled"?
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Its NTFS by the way,and you change the name of the drive by right clicking on the c drive in windows & rename it
     
  8. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol, whoops @ the NTSC thing, I was thinking about video games while typing :p

    It's named the right thing in Windows, but it has a much different title in OSX...

    Also, is there somewhere with all the drivers I need so that my Mac hardware is installed on XP? Things like my Air port card aren't being recognized and I can't connect to the net on it.
     
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    Don't know why the rename didn't work out,maybe try something different,what OS X install disks do have?
     
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    Yep just pop in the disk while in windows
     
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    I love Apple, seriously.
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Did the drivers install Ok?
     
  14. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately not, it tried to install from the OSX 10.5 DVD, but it said that I need the newest version of the "Windows Installer Package" or "Shell" or something like that.

    What is it referring to exactly? I can't find the update for the Windows installer on the disk, maybe it would be better if I could just find the individual files off the net somewhere. Anyone know where?

    Also, stupid question, what is option click in Windows XP using the mac keyboard? Aka Right Click?
     
  15. Gibsonizer616 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a problem with formatting the windows drive for FAT instead of NTFS?
     
  16. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it will give you a black screen disk error after the first part of the install.

    I just found this out on the Bootcamp instructions, it's in small writing. Haha.

    Still trying to figure out the driver problems. *Sigh*
     
  17. Gibsonizer616 macrumors newbie

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    it's like God is punishing me for installing windows...

    anybody got any ideas why windows isn't registering my built-in speakers?
     
  18. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you put in the OSX 10.5 disk in Windows and install all the drivers? Did you assign the sound output in XP to the proper soundcard? Is the mute button off? Not kidding, it's happened to me before.
     
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    Try downloading the package from here

    EDIT: gotta try and get some kip now as gotta get up for work in a few hrs, post back and let us know how you got on
     
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    Neil-

    I got all the drivers manually installed by exploring the CD.

    I have two questions for you though. I'm experiencing some trouble connecting to the internet now with it, I'm not sure why but it keeps dropping out my connection and not recognizing the wifi.

    Lastly, is there a 'right click' in XP using the keyboard and the trackpad?
     
  21. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you updated XP from the Windows update site?

    There is also an Apple update for Windows as well, I think it's in the control panel.

    I use the two fingers on the trackpad and click the button for a right click in XP with no issues.
     
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    Lol, how can I update my software in XP when my internet doesn't work? :D
     
  23. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I need to learn how to read. :eek:

    The internet works ok in OS X right?
     
  24. permutated thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it works in OSX, just not in XP.

    *Le Sigh*

    I deleted the partition until I find out WTF is wrong...
     
  25. McGiord, Apr 22, 2008
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    Internet

    If you are connecting wirelessly you need to be sure that all the apple drivers are properly installed and that your wifi network password is recognized in windows, for some encryption security you may need to enter the password in Hex instead of ASCII.
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