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After getting boot camp to partition and format the drive, I tried to install Windows xp pro sp2.
After the restart all i get is system error press any key to restart but nothing happens, reinstalled XP again still no joy any ideas?
I can boot into OS X Leopard no problem.

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Before installing xp, do a complete format of the partition (not quick format)... I would recommend NTFS format and then install it.. you wont get that error.
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After getting boot camp to partition and format the drive, I tried to install Windows xp pro sp2.
After the restart all i get is system error press any key to continue nothing happens, i have to switch off and on again, reinstalled again still no joy any ideas?
I can boot into OS X Leopard no problem.

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Is this like there is no partition on the boot screen? No windows button when you try to start up?

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Have you formatted the partition (I suggest with NTFS). Dont use quick format. Do a complete format of that partition and then start the installation. My problem got solved after i did this.
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Sorry for the double post couldn't find the first one.
Will try the suggestions tomorrow and let you know how i get on.

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After a couple of tries i've given up for now.
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mikesmith2... Windows install on Mac sometimes gets little tricky. I also got success in 3-4th attempt. Dont give up.
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