I screwed up while installing windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lilmissae, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. lilmissae macrumors newbie

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    Nov 12, 2007
    #1
    I have leopard and I am installing windows xp.
    Like an idiot I didn't realise there were instructions that I was supposed to print out, but I found them on the internet.

    I got to the stage where I have to 'select an NTFS or FAT format'
    Except I clicked 'Leave the current system file intact'

    The MacBook said it was going to restart in 10 seconds, and now my screen in black with white writing that reads:
    Press any key to boot from CD...
    Disk error
    Press any key to restart

    Only no matter what I press nothing happens.
    I have to turn the power off and back on, then it goes to the blue screen saying its installing files and then I end up in the same place.

    How do I cancel this installation completely ans start again?
    Or is there a way to get back to the 'select an NTFS or FAT format' and change my settings?
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #2
    Restart the computer and hold option. Select Macintosh HD from the choices that pop up. When booted into Leopard go to Boot Camp Assistant and restore your drive to a single volume. From there you can then start over from scratch.
     

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