Bootcamp Problem - I'm Really Stuck!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by parkie35, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. parkie35 macrumors newbie

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    BOOTCAMP HELP!
    Posted: Mar 6, 2010 2:54 AM Reply Email


    Hello all - need some help please if possible.
    I've tried to bootcamp my Imac with windows. I installed my windows disc but now get the following error message on a Black screen Windows Boot Manager
    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: it goes on and on...
    Anyway - the mouse and keyboard no longer work - and when i restart the mac manually - (power button) when it goes back on - it goes back to black screen with "Windows is loading files..." then back to the intial screen above - any help would be most appreacited. (Also i'm unable to eject the disc?)

    Many thanks Parkie.
     
  2. lee14160 macrumors regular

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    Are you saying that you are unable to start into OSX, or just Windows?
     
  3. lee14160 macrumors regular

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    There is a problem with the 3.1 updates for 64 bit mode, and that is they do not work if you have the ATi 4850 graphic card (as I do). The update indicates that it will not work with the present configuration. Albeit, this is not a problem since you can download, and install the ATi drivers yourself.
     
  4. south1man macrumors newbie

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    Hello Parkie, I am just wondering if you was able to solved the problem, I have a similar problem with my mac mini:I've tried to bootcamp my macmini with windows. I installed the XP CD but in some point of the installation got the following message:' Press any key to boot from CD....Disk error Press any key to restart' all its on a Black screen Windows.
    The mouse and keyboard no longer work so I cannot eject the disc.
    If you got the solution please let me know.
    Thanks in advance,
    Ricardo
     
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    @south1man: Your issue is caused by not formatting the Boot Camp partition through the Windows installer. The keyboard you are using, is this a wired/wireless? If wireless, does connecting a wired one and holding option on startup bring up the boot manager where you can select your Mac OS X volume? If you can, delete and recreate the Windows partition using Boot Camp Assistant, paying attention to when you select the Windows install destination that you choose to format to FAT/NTFS rather than leaving the current file system intact. Then you can install Windows XP without issue.
     
  6. Radikal macrumors newbie

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    windows installation can't find the partitioned disk

    Hi everyone,

    By installing windows xp on my macbook pro, and following the steps, once I reached the point where to select the partition, I can't find the bootcamp partition, but previously I installed bootcamp on the same computer and it worked, but after erasing everything to install it again, It can't find the partition by installing XP.

    Please could someone help me ?
     

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