Windows has stolen my MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mac-Addict, May 2, 2007.

  1. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Ok I installed windows on my machine and I did all the updates did everything then clicked retstart after intalling the drivers. It started to boot but now shoes 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys

    You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM
    Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.'

    Okay so I restart and put the disc in.. screen comes white I hold down R the same message comes back up.. it doesnt do anything. Help?

    Edit: I just tried a USB keyboard with the disc inside and holding down R but no luck.. the little lights on the caps lock and stuff don't even come on.
     
  2. 4nr- macrumors regular

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    This is a rather typical error for pirated copies of Windows... not that I have any experience with that... What I would do is get another copy of Windows and remove your boot camp partition and reinstall. As for your keyboard: my macbook keyboard doesn't work when Windows is booting up, neither does yours it seems like.
     
  3. Mac-Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure its not pirated and I can't remove my partition because it wont let me boot into Mac OS X and when it window did boot first time my built in keyboard worked fine..
     
  4. Mac-Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bump - I'm sorry but I really need my mac fixed it has an assesment due in in 4 days stored on it.
     
  5. Spencer818 macrumors newbie

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    I guess thats what you get for switching to the dark side ;-)
     
  6. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    What happens when you hold down option on booting?
    If that doesn't give you a boot drive selection, try zapping the PRAM- hold apple-option-p-r on boot.
     
  7. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Holt alt (option) when you boot up the laptop (before/during the gong/chime) to get a boot menu. That should give you the option to boot to OSX.

    EDIT: Too slow, gosh darn it!
     
  8. Mac-Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I swear it was the apple key that was the option key (I only just switched to mac) I hate the dark side...
     
  9. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Apple key is command :)
     
  10. Mac-Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Now I need to know how to wipe off my windows partition and start over....
    Delete all the files on the icon on my desktop and boot into it with the disk in?
     
  11. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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