Failed windows install and now in trouble

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by richesb, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. richesb macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2009
    I successfully partitioned my new imac and started the windows install with xps2, however at the stage of entering the key I discovered I was missing a digit..sooo I had to shutdown the imac manually. I managed to get macosx operating again and removed the partition in the hope of starting again with another disk (xps3) only to discover that as soon as put the disk in and started the installation (through bootcamp) I just got a black screen with a flashing white cursor in the top left hand corner. I have tried reinstalling macosx but still have same problem (I didn't wipe the drive though).

    Can anyone help me fix this??? Please!
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Why didn't you just put in the key from the SP3 disc in when you're installing from the SP2 disc?
  3. richesb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2009
    Had the sp2 disk first, when I got into trouble I sourced the sp3 - too late! Can you help???

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