Problem installing XP SP2 w/ Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by atljogger, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. atljogger macrumors member

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    I'm having issues installing XP SP2 (OEM) on my Macbook Pro system w/ Boot Camp 2.0, Leopard 10.5.2. Windows wont launch after 100% of files are copied from the disc during the install process.

    Boot Camp partitions HD correctly and asks for the Windows Install Disc. System restarts from the CD and begins installation - I access the blue screen where I select XP partition - 'C: Partition3 (Bootcamp) (FAT32)'. I hit Enter and installation begins. B.C. setup manual shows 2nd blue screen where you select the file system you want (FAT file or NTFS file) - I have not seen this screen yet. Does this appear after installation? Installation begins and progress bar installs through 100% in 20-30 minutes.

    At 100%, computer immediately restarts to black screen and "Press any Key to continue" appears. If I press key, original installation screen appears and it takes me through the exact same process I just did. If I don't hit a key, error occurs and the screen freezes at "Press any Key". If I restart, original install screen again and Windows re-starts installation. I'm stuck in a loop. I erased the partition with B.C., re-partitioned, but still the same result.

    Any advice? I need this for school ASAP.
    Thanks,
    j
     
  2. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    CA
    #2
    this happened to me and you just need to make sure you choose the NTFS file system
     

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