Touble installing windows xp with bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jbone567, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. jbone567 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009

    I used to have bootcamp installed on my computer and a while back i deleted it because I thought I wouldn't need it. Well I do again.

    Since the first time I installed two things have happened. I have upgraded to 10.5.7 from 10.4.11 and my internal burner broke and i'm using a lite-on external.

    I got bootcamp to partition and restart (it read the windows install disk). After the computer resarts though nothing happens. The computer hangs on the grey screen and the apple and a no sign flash.

    Does anyone know how to solve my problem? I think its cause of the external drive but my internal one will no longer except cd's it just spits everything out without reading(i really don't want to fix my internal one).

  2. jbone567 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    I figured it out. I read another post about a program called rEFIT. Amazing program 10/10 windows is up and working couldn't be happier except it took me like a week to do. First I had to defrag my harddrive and then this external drive problem. Ah well either way if you want to install windows and boot camp is giving you trouble us disk utility to make a partition then install rEFIT according to its websites instructions. Then install windows and our done.
  3. thedoobieman5 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    This happened to me too when I was installing Windows. After restarting it would go into a gray screen and stop. I didn't need to use REFIT though (though it obviously worked for you), all you need to do is hold down the option key as soon as it restarts and specify that you want to boot into the new partition you made for windows.

    Hope this helps future users.

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