Can't re/install windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fgmg, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. fgmg macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2006
    My Windows XP install got screwed up, so I am trying to reinstall/repair the install. The problem is I can't enter the screen to do so.

    I hold down option key during boot up and to boot from my original Windows XP cd. However, when it prompts "press any key to boot from cd", none of the keys are responsive. I even tried a external USB keyboard with no luck.

    As a result, I cannot boot from the install cd and it attempts to boot from the hard drive, using a screwed up Windows XP system which then requires me to reboot.

    It seems as though the internal (or external) USB keyboard is not "initialized" at boot up so I cannot use them.

    I have a C2D Macbook Pro.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this problem?

  2. ipaqowner macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    Start in OS X and start bootcamp, pick the option to delete XP and start again.

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