The Infamous "Disk Error" Problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Zaeyde, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Zaeyde macrumors member

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    Jun 26, 2008
    #1
    Help!

    I have a copy of Windows XP Pro with SP2.
    Please note that it is a burned copy, but it is a legal copy.

    I am experiencing the infamous disk error problem.
    I have seen many topics on this, but none that have the solution.

    Here's what happens.

    I partition a 32 GB section of my hard drive via Boot Camp.
    Put the installer disk in.
    Reboots.
    Begins installation.
    I select the partition I wish to install on, which is the Boot Camp partition, and I AM NOT GIVEN THE OPTION TO FORMAT THE DRIVE.
    I repeat,
    I AM NOT GIVEN THE OPTION TO FORMAT THE DRIVE.

    The computer will reboot, and will display, Disk Error, press any key to continue.

    Well, this keyboard is missing the "any" key, because none of the other keys work at this point.
    I am forced to press the power button to reboot the computer.
    If I do, I wind up in a loop of installing, not having the option to format, and disk error.



    So.
    How do I fix this?
    I am running leopard, and I have already erased the 32GB partition using disk utility.
     
  2. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    #2
    Same happened to me once. I tried installing a second time and
    the format option was there.
     

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