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I have a MacBook Air Mac OS x 10.5.8 with all software updated and extender DVD drive. I try using bootcamp to install windows xp not successful. The problem is after created the parition the system prompt to install windows now, I clink install and the system reboot. When the system startup I only see the screen only an apple logo and no action. May I know what happen?
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I have a MacBook Air Mac OS x 10.5.8 with all software updated and extender DVD drive. I try using bootcamp to install windows xp not successful. The problem is after created the parition the system prompt to install windows now, I clink install and the system reboot. When the system startup I only see the screen only an apple logo and no action. May I know what happen?
Was your Windows XP install disc in the drive? And for that matter... is it a "legit" copy?
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Yes. I have a Windows XP installation disc in the drive.
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Yes. I have a Windows XP installation disc in the drive.
Ah… never mind. I see the problem now from your original posting. You can't install Windows on a MacBook Air using the DVD drive extender feature. You'll have to attach an external USB DVD drive. Here's Apple's support item confirming this:
MacBook Air: USB optical drive required for installing Windows with Boot Camp
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Sorry. I think I did not said it clear. My external DVD optical drive was attached to my MacBook Air. Is there anything I didn't do it correct? I follow the bootcamp install guide to do it.
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Sorry. I think I did not said it clear. My external DVD optical drive was attached to my MacBook Air. Is there anything I didn't do it correct? I follow the bootcamp install guide to do it.
Ah. Unfortunately, my only advice is to simply start over. Re-run the Boot Camp utility to delete the Boot Camp partition and restore everything back to normal, then try again. Here's Apple's manual on using Boot Camp. Be sure to read it thoroughly in advance.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Boo...tall-Setup.pdf
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It sounds like you're not using a Windows XP disk that is compatible with Boot Camp. Here is what you need:

XP Home or Pro, SP2 or 3, Full install version, either MS Boxed, or OEM System Builder's version.

Restore versions, OEM branded versions (Sony, Dell, Toshiba, etc), corporate versions, etc, will not work.
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