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new mac user trying to install win xp now no bootable device

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new mac user trying to install win xp now no bootable device on the start up screen with snow leopard stuck in the machine on an i mac
can you please help?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
Hi I am Ashik. I think i can help you
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How did you installed Win XP on your Mac ? BootCamp ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes it froze so i pushed the power to re boot computer
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
I think you didn't answered my question...You said that you're trying to install Windows XP on your mac. How ? Using BootCamp ?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes using boot camp
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
  1. Turn off your Mac
  2. Turn it on and immediately hold down the Option after the chime sound.
  3. Keep it held down until the Startup Manager screen appears
  4. The Startup Manager will appear on the screen, select a Mac OS X (Macintosh HD) volume.
This will boot your Mac into Snow Leopard...i hope. If it boots into Snow Leopard without any problems, follow the steps below
  1. Open Boot Camp Assistant and select Create or Remove a Windows Partition and click Restore. This should restore the partition. Close Boot Camp Assistant.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant and create a Windows partition.
  3. Then insert the Windows XP installation disks and start installation.
  4. Install Windows and see if it still giving you problems..
  5. Clicking Restore will erase all your files which is used in Windows XP.

(Note : Format the disk partition using Windows Installer, Windows will give you options to format the partition like "Format the disk as FAT32 Quick" or "Format the disk as NTFS Quick" or -----. If so choose any FAT32 Quick or NTFS Quick and continue)

Best Regards,
Ashik
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
where is the" option"
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
Option key is the alt key
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
thanks i have my computer back
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
Glad it worked. Thanks for Accepting my answer. Now you can install Windows XP. Just follow my above suggestion. Good Luck !

Best Regards,
Ashik

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