Need Help Installing Win XP..Please Help

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  1. hudb05 macrumors newbie

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    So i got the disc error where it says press any button to restart but it wont restart..but i fixed that and installed leopard back and its working fine..but how do i get win xp to install without having that problem?
     
  2. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    ...Did you use BootCamp Assistant to create a partition for XP?
     
  3. tdotto macrumors member

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    similar issue

    I am also in the same situation. First part of the Windows XP install is done and when the computer restarts, message appears "press any key to boot from CD".. which I leave alone. Following few seconds DISC ERROR appears and I am unable to restart pressing any key, having to press power button for hard reset.

    If I press any key to boot from CD at this instance, I will be restarting Windows XP setup that I have already done.. right?

    HELP Please
     
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  5. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if that article mentioned this, but be sure that you chose "C:BOOTCAMP" as your partition to format to NTFS. That could be your problem. If that's not it, check your install CD/DVD for any scratches or smudges and clean them off should you find any.
     
  6. hudb05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do i format the partition? and what do i format it to?
     

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