cant press enter

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dmoreno26, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. dmoreno26 macrumors member

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    used windows xp cd for bootcamp...


    got to a blue screen saying enter for installation..

    and i couldnt press enter...


    what can i do?

    i tried making a new cd with xp and sp3... but then i didnt even get as far a before with it.. it didnt recongize the disk in bootcamp
     
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  3. dmoreno26 thread starter macrumors member

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    no keyboard. mbp 15 inch

    i alway tried with a USB keyboard and nothing...

    is it my copy of windows? i dont get it.. =[
    i tried making a new cd with sp3 on it since i have windows xp
    but it wont even recongnize it
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    IIRC this is one of the usual problems without SP2. So you need to follow a slipstreaming guide like.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/xp/sp3_slipstream.asp

    You need Windows to follow the guide so use a PC or install your XP in a VM first.

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  5. dmoreno26 thread starter macrumors member

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    i used nLite is that similar to what your telling me to do? i slipstremed sp3 into a cd.. but like i said the cd just wouldnt even be recongnized by bootcamp...
    orrr is this tutorial a better way
     
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    Ignore Boot Camp Assistant. Insert your nLite disc and reboot your Mac while holding down Alt/Option.

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  7. dmoreno26 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wait... so I just do that instead of bootcamp. And pressing down alt/control after I reboot and that will load it up?
     
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    Use Boot Camp Assistant to create the partition you will install Windows to. Then if it won't recognize your Windows install disc, restart your Mac with the disc in the drive and hold Alt/Option (as you would to boot Windows). You should then be prompted to boot from the CD/DVD as long as it is actually bootable.

    NOTE: If your disc is not bootable, does not contain SP2 or later or is some kind of "restore disc" you run the risk of losing your Mac OS partition so make sure you have a backup (or two).

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  9. dmoreno26 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok so i partioned the drive with bootcamp...

    and loaded up my mac pressing alt/option...

    and it gave me the option to click "untitled" and that was it...
    i guess that was my harddrive? do i have to do ne thing else for the partition to show?
     
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    Test your nLite disc on a PC does it boot from it? If not, find another way to make an XP install disc, like following the guide I liked to.

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