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XP frozen - cannot start Windows (Bootcamp install on MAC)


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Instead of using the Windows XP CD, use the CD that you burned earlier.


Meaning the CD made from the first link?
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Yes.
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Ok, I can't get my Windows side to do anything, so are you telling me to start from the Mac side? Very confused here.
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If you have another computer, use it to burn the disc.

Otherwise, download the .iso file in the 1st link to your Mac OS. Then burn it to a disc: http://www.psychocat...t/ubuntu/maciso

Then boot from the disc, and follow the steps in the 2nd link.
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If you have another computer, use it to burn the disc.

Otherwise, download the .iso file in the 1st link to your Mac OS. Then burn it to a disc: http://www.psychocat...t/ubuntu/maciso

Then boot from the disc, and follow the steps in the 2nd link.


I'm sorry, but this is just too scary for this ole' grandma. I would feel much more comfortable just uninstalling and reinstalling the Windows .
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I understand how this could be intimidating. I do know that this would solve your problem (about 97% chance)

Do what you feel comfortable with. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them.
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Hey edge - we share the same birthday.....years apart of course. BTW, love your avatar!
And oh yeah - how did a 13 yo get so smart?!!! good for you.

Edited by silvermine, 01 June 2009 - 08:38 PM.

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Good to know! :)

I have always been around computers. Helping out on a forum is a good way for me to get smarter and have some fun. :)

What have you decided to do? Try my steps or reinstall Windows?
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I'm going to reinstall Windows. I have done that once already and did not have a problem.
Now if you could sit at my side here in Florida I'd give your plan a try. I really do not want to muck up my expensive Mac that I'm still paying for!
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Go ahead then. :)
Once you are done, post the results back. We would like to see how everything went.
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Ok, thanks so much for your help - sorry I'm such a chicken!! :) :)
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Sure thing.
I am awaiting your results, and hoping that everything goes well. :)
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I've uninstalled the Windows portion w/o problem. I will wait til tomorrow to reinstall. Think I'll relax for the rest of the night. I'll let you know - I don't expect any problems but I think I'll do it with a refreshed brain....Thanks again. :)
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All right then.
Good Night! :)
And Good Luck.
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Hello, I've reinstalled my Windows XP using Bootcamp and everything seems good.
Thanks again for your help.

RESOLVED........ :)
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