BOOTCAMP Windows XP Professional 2002 OEM - Disk Error

DanielDMB

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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.



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



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?
 

Eddyisgreat

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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
 

Eddyisgreat

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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
 

DanielDMB

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

First I get this screen:


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.
 

iLog.Genius

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Windows XP does not have drivers for SATA drives. I already told you this in the other thread. You need to add them to your install disc. See here:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Install-Windows-XP-On-SATA-Without-a-Floppy-F6-47807.shtml
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.
 

hypermog

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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.
What service pack was on the disc you used?
 

lynzyeh

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Mar 10, 2012
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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