Bootcamp Problem

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  1. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

    jakesaunders27

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    Hi,
    So I tried to install 64 bit windows 7 pro and then upgrade to 8 pro then 8.1 pro on my mac pro 1,1 well, that went well couldn't even get 7 on let alone 8.1! I modified the installer using a tutorial and that got me past the cd boot option problem and onto the installer, I gutted my mac pro of its drives apart from a single drive for windows, and it looked promising until the expanding files part got to 85% then it just hangs!

    WHY!

    anyone had this problem before?

    Cheers
     
  2. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    It can stay on 85 % for a long time! but if not usually it's problems with the disk/controller if not. I presume you are not using the usual bootcamp method but if it's in legacy (black screen boot) mode it will only pick up sleds 1&2. Not done an EFI install on 1-2,1 but you should find some help in the big EFI windows thread.
     
  3. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it just doesn't sound right, my disk drive starts starting and stopping as soon as it hits 85% and yeah the drive is in sled 4 but I'm using a apple card so have a boot screen, shall i try it in sled 1 then?
     
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Yep sleds 1 or 2. But if the drive is spinning up and down the disk could have a problem, when it hits the particular sector it goes Pete Tong. I would be tempted to use a bootable diagnostic disk off the manufacturers site and run a full sector by sector scan overnight. I had a brand new wd green 3tb bomb out and start stop exactly that way a month ago or so. Took 2 weeks to replace - I did say to get them from amazon and not a couple of quid cheaper from ebuyer with their rubbish returns!
     
  5. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's that 500gb green that used to be my boot drive if you remember from the thread last weekend, that's probably why, I'll wait till I get my ssd for osx then I can use my old osx drive for windows, cheers mate!
     
  6. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Lol - no wonder. In my computer youth I used to try and re-use drives that might have a problem. Now I get the data off ASAP and the drive gets stored till I might need the PCB off it to get another working. Next in the queue for spike bolster plus fat club hammer treatment for when I need to let off steam!
     
  7. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, it's just money! As much as everyone here says don't upgrade a 1,1 I just enjoy it so it's slowly getting better! New hard drives are next on the list!
     
  8. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Don't think I did did I? If you enjoy messing around with it its good practice and a lot of the upgrade parts can go in a newer tower go for it. I would buy a small SSD for both OS and spinners for data though, I can never go back. Similar to floppy to hard disk days!

    My playthings were 8088/286/386 boxes and pre Macintosh gear, god I feel old :D
     
  9. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha nice! And no you never did! I suppose I'm only 16 almost 17 so been to have a Mac Pro of my spec (decent ish) is good I suppose! And yeah I'm looking at a 240gb m500 at the moment seem to be a good deal on Amazon
     

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