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    Paladine's Avatar
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    Bootcamp: Unable to continue windows install?
    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

    iMac 24" | Intel 2.8 Extreme Core 2 Duo | 4.0 GB Ram | ATI 2600 HD PRO | 500 GB

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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!

    iMac 24" | Intel 2.8 Extreme Core 2 Duo | 4.0 GB Ram | ATI 2600 HD PRO | 500 GB

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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.

    Noel

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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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