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    Macbook 3.1 (T7500) OSX 6.8 2.2Ghz 2.5GB 128gb SSD
    problem dual booting macbook with xp sp3
    I want to double boot my macbook.
    bought a snow leopard install disk
    bought a new Windows Professional SP3 off ebay (start up disk for a dell)

    using boot camp assistant tried to install xp but it said disk
    "disk error press any key to restart." no response from keyboard,

    did a cold start on the windows disk, same results.

    any ideas?

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    You cannot use a Dell branded disc - or any other manufacturer's disc.
    All of those discs have been modified to function only with certain hardware.

    You will need a full retail copy of Windows or an OEM (for System Builders) copy.
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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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