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Boot Camp Problems - Startup NO HD!?


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okay heres the go... i need ALL the help i can get!!!

i attemped to use boot camp to install XP on my intel duo.

went horribly wrong, it didnt install nothing.

and my MAIN "Macintosh HD" was formatted, now when i go boot from OS X install CD 1, it cant find my HD.

i tried to mount another one, but when i did that and tried to install OS X on there, it said "unable to install on this drive" and it had the usual red "!" under it.

would somebody please help me!

i dont know what to do!!

it would be greatly apprecaited!

thanks
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I don't know how to help but whats happened to you has put me off installing XP when I get a intel Mac.
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does anyone know what i can do? I cant install OS X, because it says my HD has a little red "!" on it. Something about the volume. how can i beat around this?
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Ok: Here's how you can get it working again, but you WILL lose your data:

Pop in the install DVD and when you get the first dialogue box, you should see a menu bar at the top of the screen.

Select Tools-> Disk utility and open it.
In DU select your internal harddrive (not the partitions, the actual drive) and click the erase tab. Wipe the entire drive and then create a new HFS+ Partition.

Quit disk utility and proceed with the installation.
It should now at least install OS X without any hitches.
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thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!

worked like a charm, installing right now

i just got told that my xp cd didnt have sp2 on it!!!!!!!

thats why it crashed the way it did

i will be trying it again

thank you again!
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No problem, better luck next time!
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