I have an imac with snow leopard osx and tried to run bootcamp to get windows os on it. Not mac savy at all - I'm a long time windows user and very new to mac but wanted to try mac with windows which I need for work. Ran Bootcamp assistant, had correct new windows xp cd, not sure what happened as regards partitioning drives -can't rememebr now but think I tried to create a very large windows drive which would have taken over 50% of the drive space ( maybe 60-7o-%)....got into trouble after it formatted the hard drive....had to repeat that step, involved deleting a drive and then re-creating or partitioning another drive ...not sure what on earth happened or what I've done. In the end got a blue screen error message saying I had to switch off the comp; kept switching off but when I switched back on it would apparently start up windows and then go to the same blue screen error. Tried the command (?) key after searching the net so I could go to mac hard drive but every time I select mac hard drive it says I need to switch off and back on - I do that, and then I'm back to the windows blue error screen, and then if I restart and go back to mac hard drive on start up by pressing the command key, it tells me to switch off again! THIS IS THE ERROR MESSAGE I AM GETTING NO MATTER WHAT I DO : A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.......check to be sure you ahve adequate disk space...... Tech Info: ***STOP : 0 x0000008E(0x C0000005, 0 x80635423, 0 x F7606894, 0 x 00000000) _________________ When I set up the partiion space I selected a huge chunk for windows as I want to be running windows most of the time ( particular software I need to run) and will use mac side for occasional basic internet surfing. THE MESSAGE I GET WHEN I SELECT BOOT FROM MAC HARD DRIVE IS : YOU NEED TO RESTART YOUR COMPUTER; HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON UNTIL IT TURNS OFF AND THEN PRESS THE POWER BUTTON AGAIN. When I do that I'm back to the blue error screen.....I'm just going around in circles here and frantic now that I've totally messed up a new imac..... I JUST MANAGED TO GET THE CD OUT , BUT NOW WHEN I START THE COMP I GET THE SAME MESSAGE I WAS GETTING WHEN I TRIED TO GO INTO MAC HD - YOU NEED TO RESTART YOUR COMP !! WHERE DOES IT END\???