Cannot install XP - Windows Installer Disc

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  1. andy317 macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I am having trouble installing Windows XP on my new iMac.

    The disk is a copy from work with a valid licence key but it says to insert the Installer Disc and try again.

    I don't have a clue what to do. It does work on my Windows laptop though.

    Any help would be appreciated!!

    Regards
    Andy
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    is it Windows XP SP2? has to be version SP2 to work with Boot Camp.
     
  3. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Do you know that it is a good copy? Can you boot a PC off it? That would be my first guess.
     
  4. andy317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry,

    Yes it has SP2 on the disk and also it is a good copy as it does boot on my laptop.
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    have you followed to Boot Camp documentation properly? open Boot Camp Assistant in the Utilities folder and click "Print Installtion & Setup Guide".

    you can read it without printing by going to /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj and opening Documentation.pdf if you like.
     
  6. andy317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I followed the docs correctly and once I get to the stage of installing the error occurs and states I need the "Windows Installer Disc".
     
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I'm having problems too. After it copies all the files and restarts I get "Disc Error. Press any key to reboot". I've followed the Boot Camp instructions as well.

    What's worse is that I can't get it to format to NTFS or else it deletes this little 128MB "space" that BootCamp made, and then I get "hal.dll missing or corrupt" errors. @#$%!

    What's more annoying is I've already installed and ran Windows (in NTFS mind you) before just fine. So why all these errors!?
     
  8. babli20 macrumors newbie

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    You need to make bootable XP SP2 disk. Here's the link which provides exact details around how to make a bootable copy. Previously i had made data copy of my windows xp cd that didn't work . I especially followed steps 4 and 5 in the below link that worked for me.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
     

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