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Bootcamp: Unable to continue windows install?


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Hi folks, hope you can help.

What I have done:
1) Ran Bootcamp assistant.
2) partitions my iMac Harddrive using the assistant to read:
Macintosh HD 299 GB, and Windows XP 50 GBs
3) I insert the windows Professional SP2 cd
4) Click on Start Installation on Bootcamp Assistant
5) System reboots, and the blue Windows Setup screen comes up
6) I select from the list of available partitions the c: Drive marked by boot camp FAT32)
7) File copying occurs, and then windows wants to reboot

Here is the issue:
8) When the syteem reboots (Windows CD still in) the prompt in dos comes up asking to "...boot from cd press any keey.."

---> If I select this the CD is read and the the whole Blue Screen setup process starts all over again (i.e. endless loop)

---> If do not press a key, the I get disk error, press any key to restart. Key Pressing does nothing....

I have tried the option KEY being held down and selecting the CD, and I have tried selecting the windows partition.

No success, what am I missing or doing wrong?

iMAC 24 inch, Intel 2.8 Extreme 2GB RAM
Windows XP Pro SP2


Thanks in advance


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NVM, I was a total Noob.... I had to format the HD to NTFS, because FAT won't handle anything about 32 GB... doh!


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Paladine,

You may have already installed Windows, but if you haven't, consider partitioning at 32GB and using FAT32 so you'll be able to transfer files between OS X and Windows. If you use NTFS, at least for now, you won't be able to do that.

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I have the same install loop problem and i did convert it to NTFS but it still will loop the install
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Don't choose Convert to NTFS, choose Format NTFS. Not quick format.
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