HELP Please With BOOT Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by primevision, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. primevision macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2007
    Hi guys, anyone can help me plz, i had lost my DVDROM in mac book pro,
    I got external DVD drive with firewire, installed Bootcamp ,when computer restart it dosnt start installing windows,it just blackscreen with blancking courser any idea plz?:confused:
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    What version of Windows did you try and install?

    Try holding alt when it restarts and see if you can choose OS X.

    If it doesn't work, you might have to buy Leopard since your OS X DVD is lost.
  3. primevision thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2007
    im trying to install windows xp sp2 , i held alt and the bothe apear OS and the windows CD ,when i choose the CD it come black screen with blinking cursor not more.....
  4. juxtaposer macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2007
    In A Field
    As the disclaimer states on the Bootcamp webpage, not all of the hardware on the Mac will be made accessible to your Mac when starting with Windows. So your FireWire port may not be accessible to the Mac when setting up windows. I'm pretty certain that's what the Mac drivers disc is for. It might be that you need to use the built-in CD/DVD drive in your Mac and you shouldn't have any problems. This was definitely my experience when I tried to install Windows on Bootcamp using my Bluetooth k/b .... that was dumb :rolleyes:
  5. primevision thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2007
    I already installed the OS from the external firewire DVD drive and was sucsses and with bootcamp im trying to install windows it dosnt work:( its black screen when restarting in preparation to install windows... and i got the external drive LACIE which support to MAC, my internal drive broken and it cost huge money $400 and installation it 100,.... crazyyyyy, i should sell this MACBOOK PRO ****

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