Mac died trying to install XP...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Ved, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Ved macrumors newbie

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    literally... my macbook pro is stuck badly. The windows setup screwed up big time, and it kinda reformatted but not really my hard drive (which i don't mind cause i did the proper backup), and now it won't recognize my install disc 1 or my leopard disc, all it does is ask for the windows cd, but when i put it it reinstalls windows over and over again.
    I have a powerbook and tried to reformat through disk utility, but it won't let me, it doesn't give me the option.
    So... any suggestions?

    uuhm, nevermind it recognized my install disc 1 already.
     
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    This may sound obvious, but are you holding down the C key when trying to boot from your OS X discs?
     
  3. Ved thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah

    it's all good now. Stupid windows. does anyone knows why this would happen? and how could i prevent it?
     
  4. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Sound like it has about zero to do with windows and about 100% to do with bootcamp.

     
  5. Ved thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well it also

    had to do with me, truth be told. I figured I could install it without the printed guide and it seems the hard drive wasn't properly partitioned and i never knew, although i do think that was bootcamp's fault. what should i do then?
     
  6. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Bootcamp should allow you to create the necessary partitions. You shouldnt have to be making any partitions by yourself...as far as I know anyway.

     
  7. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    your mac is one of many poor beggars who have died trying to install windows.
     
  8. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Funny, installing Windows natively on a Mac has no issues. Wiping OSX away and running only windows works great every time.

    Looks like bootcamp install issues if you ask me. Time to call apple and whine about bootcamp if I were you.

     
  9. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    You misunderstood. I wasn't talking about computers dying...

    Of course I am so enamored of apple hardware design that I will rush out to overspend for an Apple-branded windows only machine. Won't that be nice...
     
  10. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    I wasnt talking about the computer dying either. I was talking about the 'install' dying.

     
  11. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    While I, on the other hand, was talking about the installer passing on to a better place without windows, or a hotter environment with naught but.
     

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