NEED HELP ASAP! Bootcamp/XP Major Troubles.

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  1. farmerku macrumors regular

    farmerku

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    PLEASE HELP!!!

    So I ran my bootcamp assitance and created a 15 GB partition. It asked for me to install the Windows Disc and I did. It then proceeded to restart and eject my XP disc and proceeded to a grey screen. I then put the XP disc in and it began to install just fine. It got to the point of asking me what partition I wanted to install and I chose to proper one via information from the bootcamp install manual.

    Right after this it say computer restarting and then a black screen popped up saying

    DISK ERROR
    PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART

    My darn keys don't work and the only key that does is the power button and it proceeds to boot back to the black grey screen and does nothing. If I put the xp disc back in it repeats the error message.

    HOW THE HECK TO I GET BACK TO OSX????

    PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    Hold down the alt key at start up, right before the chime. Select OS X...
     
  3. farmerku thread starter macrumors regular

    farmerku

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    you just saved a life my friend...

    now does anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this windows issue because it never asked to format the drive it just restarted?
     
  4. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    I recently had this problem when I chose to leave the partition as-is instead of formatting it during the XP install. The Boot Camp instructions (which I read after the fact) explicitly said not to do this :)

    Check out steps #5 & #6 of this guide for info on how to format the partition during your next attempt at installing XP:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
     
  5. farmerku thread starter macrumors regular

    farmerku

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    I had the instructions in front of me but the problem was that the disc decided it would restart without warning after it finished installing on the fat.. it never gave me the option to reformat the disc..

    is there any way to format the partition before I insert the xp disc?
     
  6. farmerku thread starter macrumors regular

    farmerku

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    I had the instructions in front of me but the problem was that the disc decided it would restart without warning after it finished installing on the fat.. it never gave me the option to reformat the disc..

    is there any way to format the partition before I insert the xp disc?
     

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