Can't Boot up XP Pro on a MacBook using Boot Camp after installing


A

Adam

Yesterday, I partitioned my hard drive on my new MacBook and installed
Windows XP Professional SP2 on it. Everything worked fine during the
installation. I was even able to boot it up in Windows. After a couple of
minutes, the computer automatically rebooted without any warning. Then, I
would try to start windows, and a blue screen with an error message would
flash in the top left quadrant of the screen, but it was too quick for me to
see what it said. After doing that twice, I now only receive a black screen
when I try to boot up in windows.

So, I was going to try to uninstall and reinstall XP. I inserted the
installation disc and selected it. First, it said "Press any key to boot
from CD..." So, I press a key. Following that, it says "Setup is inspecting
your computer's hardware configuration." That only shows on the screen for
about a second before the screen goes black and stays that way.

This whole time, booting up in Mac OS works fine. I called Apple support to
see if there was a way to use Mac OS to uninstall windows, but they said no.
How can I uninstall, and is that the best solution?
 
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C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

Boot Camp:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

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Yesterday, I partitioned my hard drive on my new MacBook and installed
Windows XP Professional SP2 on it. Everything worked fine during the
installation. I was even able to boot it up in Windows. After a couple of
minutes, the computer automatically rebooted without any warning. Then, I
would try to start windows, and a blue screen with an error message would
flash in the top left quadrant of the screen, but it was too quick for me to
see what it said. After doing that twice, I now only receive a black screen
when I try to boot up in windows.

So, I was going to try to uninstall and reinstall XP. I inserted the
installation disc and selected it. First, it said "Press any key to boot
from CD..." So, I press a key. Following that, it says "Setup is inspecting
your computer's hardware configuration." That only shows on the screen for
about a second before the screen goes black and stays that way.

This whole time, booting up in Mac OS works fine. I called Apple support to
see if there was a way to use Mac OS to uninstall windows, but they said no.
How can I uninstall, and is that the best solution?
 
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