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Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:31 pm

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Hey MacWin.

Last week I dropped my baby (macbook 13" Late 2008) on the floor. I had to replace my hard drive and reinstall everything again including windows xp.

I have installed windows xp on my mac many times before, but on this new hard drive i can't do it any more. I followed the bootcamp instructions: partitioned my HDD, booted from the Windows CD and installed the content. But when I want to boot my mac in windows it just shows a blinking quastion marked folder, and I can't contiune the Windows installation. What to do?

Anders Kruse (Denmark)

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Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:36 pm

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The problem may be with the way the new drive was formatted. It should be Journaled HFS+, with a GUID Partition map.

You can check the drive in System Profiler. The File System should be listed as Journaled HFS+, and the Partition Map Type should be GUID Partition Table (not Apple Partition Map).

John Rizzo

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Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:49 pm

Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:58 am
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Thank you very much for your answer..

I just checked and everything was as it should be; Journaled HFS+ and GUID Partition Table..

I tried again and this time windows told me, that it couldn't start because it had problems with the confirguation of the hardware of the harddrive (that was what it said translated from danish ;) )..

Does this mean I need a driver for the "NVidia MCP79 AHCI", which I think is the name of that hardware, if I want it to run with Windows XP? Or do you have another idea?

Again thank you for all your help:)

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