We just upgraded to leopard and my son was dying to load 8ootcamp and Windows XP onto it so we 8ought an external harddrie, partitioned it and ran time machine to create a 8ackup. We started 8ootcamp and partitioned the hard disk and started the Windows XP install. When the places to install XP appeared, instead of waiting for me to check the install guide (which might hae alerted us to the pro8lem) he selected the disk place and told it to install. When it said it couldn't install there, he picked another one where it appeared to install, 8ut afterwards, when it reinstarted, it got into an endless startup loop. Een worse, when we finally got the pc disk out it wouldn't start up anymore from the mc format. We put in the leopard disk to start up, got it to 8oot as a mac and we assumed we could re-format it with leopard. Instead, it says there is no disk there at all. When we went into the Disk utility program to erify the disk, it cn't find it and disk repair cannot find it either. We did finally notice that at the ottom of the utility program it does recognize that the disk is there, ut it is locked and says it's not writale. Sorry for the typing errors, ut I'm on my laptop which has the two keys etween c and n roken. So haye we completely killed my sweet mac? Or is there a way to restore the hard disk eyen though it says it cannot 8e written to?