BOOTCAMP Windows XP Professional 2002 OEM - Disk Error

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  1. DanielDMB macrumors member

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    Okay, so I have a copy of Windows XP Professional 2002 OEM with Service Pack 2 and for some reason, I can't get past the part where XP installs.

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    Above is where it asks you to format - For some reason it doesn't ask me that and after I get this screen:

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    It starts installing, then reboots, goes to a black screen and says "Disk Error, press any key to restart."

    Is this because it's an OEM version of XP?
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    You shouldn't have a problem using an OEM copy that isn't a version modified by a specific manufacturer (I.e. A recovery disk)

    But your images don't seem to work
     
  3. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Are you reformatting the BOOTCAMP partition that the bootcamp assistant set up to NTFS or are you leaving it as fat32
     
  5. hypermog macrumors regular

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  6. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

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    To be honest, I can't format it. They don't give me that option.

    First I get this screen:
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    Naturally I go for where it says bootcamp and install it there, and then after it's all finished, the computer reboots, and then I get a black screen saying "Press any key to boot from CD....

    Disk Error

    Press any key to restart"

    No key allows a restart, I gotta push the button on the Mac to turn it off.
     
  7. Xombie11 macrumors regular

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  8. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

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    ;) I'm more used to Windows XP and prefer XP. I have some old PC CD roms I want to use too, and I'm not so sure they'd work on Win7.
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I don't know how accurate that is but I have had no problems installing Windows XP on my MacBook Pro before I upgraded to Windows 7.

    Anyway, how does this thread differ from your first one? Is this a new Windows XP disc or same one you've been using in the first thread as well? Anyway, try to get a copy of a non-OEM disc.
     
  10. hypermog macrumors regular

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    What service pack was on the disc you used?
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    SP2. If you were referring to the original Windows install with no service pack, would make sense since Apple recommends SP2 or higher.
     
  12. lynzyeh macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue

    Hi,

    I was wondering if you managed to fix this as I am currently having the same problem as you.

    Thanks
    Lynsey
     

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