Issues with Bootcamp Drivers

nikuskwas

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Original poster
Sep 26, 2007
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Hello,

I recently erased my HD and installed everything from scratch. I made a partition with Bootcamp (I had already successfully done this before) but this time the only difference was that I did a 64 GB partition instead of a 32GB (So the partition is formatted as a NTFS instead of FAT32). Everything installed without any problems (Windows XP) But when I inserted my Snow Leopard disk to install the Drivers (as it is mentioned in the instructions of Bootcamp) the XP OS won't recognise my disk and won't install anything. I also tried to download the drivers from the Apple website and install manually but without success (the installers simply won't open). So... my question is: Is there a problem with having a bigger disk partition (which means other than FAT32) in Snow Leopard? Any solutions?

Thanks for your time reading this! I hope someone can help me!

Nick
 

Darth.Titan

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Oct 31, 2007
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No there's no problem with large NTFS partitions in Windows on a Mac.

Does the driver CD show under "My Computer"? It's possible the installer is just not auto-running. Can you browse the Driver Install disc and launch setup.exe?
 

nikuskwas

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 26, 2007
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No... the DVD doesn't show at all, as if Windows wouldn't recognise the disk (or perhaps the optical drive)...

I will do a test to see if windows recognises other disks when I insert them. Maybe that is the problem and a reinstallation of the OS is needed.
 

nikuskwas

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 26, 2007
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Ok I did a few extra tests:

- I noticed that "mac cds/dvds" in Windows XP are shown as a disc icon but they appear to be empty with zero data in it (which means I cannot run the bootcamp drivers).
- The same does not happen with Windows cds, since I inserted the Windows XP cd and it was read without any problem (which means that Windows does recognise the Optical Drive in my mac)
- I reformatted the partition (NTFS) and reinstalled Windows XP with no improvement at all... I still have the same issue and I have completely run out of ideas. Its SO ODD since I have installed XP on Bootcamp in the exact same computer and exact same copy of Windows XP in the past without any problems at all.

HELP!!! Please!!!!!
 

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