3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2012 4:43 PM by BobTheFisherman
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I've been attempting to install Windows XP on my MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6.8) using BootCamp, but I've been running into the same problem over and over again.


Here's what I did:

I downloaded the Windows support files onto a DVD

I partitioned my hard drive, creating a 50 GB partition for Windows

I insterted the Windows XP SP2 disc, then began installation using BootCamp

The files appeared to download correctly, then I selected the BootCamp partition and chose the NTFS format

After some more files were downloaded or copied, etc, a message appeared saying that Windows setup would continue after the computer restarted


Here's the problem:

The computer restarted, but instead of the setup continuing, it asked if I would like to boot from a CD

If I confirmed, the computer would start the installation process all over again

If I did not confirm, it said "Disc Failed" or something like that, and said "Press Any Key to Restart."


I've tried booting in Mac OS X again, deleting the Windows partition, and starting over with different options like:

FAT format instead of NTFS

Larger/smaller partition sizes


Nothing seems to work.  Does anyone know how I can get Windows XP to install properly?  I also ran a software update, so I know that's not the problem. Please help.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)