Help with Boot Camp and Windows XP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Booyakasha, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Booyakasha macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I recently installed Windows XP on my Mac using Boot Camp. Everything was all good until it came time to insert the mac os x install disk to install the drivers on XP. I put the disk in and it didn't auto load like it should... no problem, I went to the disk itself and looked for the setup.exe... no luck. When I open the install disk in XP it appears to be blank. When I open it up in leopard it has everything I would expect it to have. I tried searching the disk for the drivers but had no luck. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? I'm kind of a novice when it comes to stuff like this, though I am not computer illiterate. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    For those that want to know... I am using the install disk that came with my mac "Mac OS X Install disk 1"

    I have an august 2008 13in. macbook and as far as i know, everything is updated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Booyakasha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried that. i've also tried reinstalling windows 3 times. twice with the FAT installation and once with the NTFS installation.
     
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  5. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    This could be key. If the drive does not read other disks while in installation mode, it may still be a driver issue.
     
  6. Booyakasha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The drive does read other disks. I was able to install a game completely, but wasn't able to run because of the driver problem.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like you got a bad disc. You should call Apple for a replacement.
     
  8. Booyakasha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it safe to assume a friends disk would work?
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Should. But, I'd still call Apple to get your disc replaced for the future. You don't want to be in this position a few months/years from now.
     
  10. Booyakasha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats true. Thanks a bunch for your help.
     

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