Trouble installing windows on MBP

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  1. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

    TheSVD

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    Hey guys!
    I use to have XP home on my MBP and decided i wanted pro.
    So i got rid of the old partition, and made a new bootcamp partition.
    However, after i put the disk in, restart, it goes to the blue screens, i select the partition to put it on, it copies a few files, then restarts - i am simply left with the message "Disk error - press any key to restart."
    I have no idea why this is happening so if someone could clear this up for me id appreciate it, i really wanna play some games :(
    Should i try making the disk again? Or do something different?
    I burnt the disk using toast 10 and verified it to be sure. Burnt it slow too, less room for errors!
    Im stumped, anyone got any ideas/shared experiences? :confused:
     
  2. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    id try burning it with disk utility if its an iso file ive always had issues trying to burn iso files with toast.
     
  3. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    You have to use XP to reformat the boot camp partition to NTFS or FAT32. If you've done this, and I'm assuming you haven't, sorry. I'd STRONGLY suggest printing out the boot camp instructions and reading them throughly before you go that route. Good luck!
     
  5. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha thanks man, but im quite the experienced computer user, ive just never come across this before!
    Turns out i got some streamlined crappy version of xp!
    "getting" a different version now, hopefully that works ;)
     
  6. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I've been on the net since '96, messing around with computers long before that (It's amazing how you can still remember DOS commands, isn't it?) and the boot camp experience the first time screwed me up since I didn't print and precisely follow the instructions.

    I got used to how nice, safe, clean and protected mac programs are, I guess.

    And the install requires XP with SP2. Good luck.
     

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