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    Boot camp problem

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    Boot camp problem
    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.

    Thanks
    Mick

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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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    Boot camp problem

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    Boot camp problem
    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.

    Thanks
    Mick

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    Is this like there is no partition on the boot screen? No windows button when you try to start up?
    Computer & TV: MacBook Pro 15-inch, Intel 2.2. iMac 20-inch, Intel 2.4. AppleTV 40G
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    Boot camp problem
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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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    Boot camp problem

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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.

    Thanks

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    Boot camp problem

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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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