'09 iMac, 10.5.7, Windows XP Professional SP2, full install (not an upgrade) I go through the Boot Camp process: Partitioning @ 50GB Install Windows Disk Start Installation Installation starts ... and when i get to "selecting the correct partition for Windows XP," I highlight C: Partition3 <BOOTCAMP> [FAT32]- Note that this is the only option available - (per Boot Camp Installation and Setup Guide; page 9) and press Enter; it automatically goes to the installation process, skipping the step where I Select an NTFS or FAT format (page 10 of the Guide) - FYI: I know I would select NTFS to partition the drive due to the size being >32GB - I just don't get the chance :-( Unfortunately this does not allow Windows XP to reformat the drive (per page 10 of the Boot Camp Installation and Setup Guide). This is an important step, according to the guide ("Even though Boot Camp pre-formats the Windows partition, this partition can't be used to boot the computer. You must reformat the new Windows partition using the Windows installer"). When it skips the reformat step - you get stuck in a loop. It installs XP in the Windows partition, but upon completion it wants you to 'press any key' to boot from the disk (if you do this you go back to the beginning of the process - repeating the same steps), and if you do not 'press any key' you get a disk error. Now; you have to hold in the power button to shut-down (keyboard no longer functions). If you hold the option key while restarting, and choose the Windows partition; you get the same disk error. Any advise on how I can get the Windows disk to reformat the partition? I know this is my problem While Boot Camp may have formated as NTFS - Windows still does not recognize the Boot Camp format. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.