I bought a Macbook Pro recently and installed boot camp on it along with a copy of windows xp pro on the partition it set up. After installing I installed all required updates and such. The main problem is that in Mac Osx the airport works flawlessly,connecting to everything Ive tested it on. Windows is another story. I popped in the first mac osx disc that apple said had the boot camp drivers on it for things like bluetooth,isight and airport extreme. It installed fine,and windows detects the airport extreme as a broadcomm 802.11n network interface. When i go to network connections and double click it,it cant find any networks and if I click refresh network list the same thing happens, ut osx can connect fine if I reboot into it.
You should only use Windows xp for running a program that is
not yet available from Apple. There shouldn't be much reason to link to
the net while in Windows. Also while in Windows you are wide open to any
viruses that exist. Try getting your work done without getting on the
net, then go back to your Apple format. There you are 99% free of
viruses. … Still need to link onto the net let me know I will ask at our
Apple Computer Club on Monday
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If You Have Problems Creating a PartitionIf you have problems creating a Windows partition, check the following:* The disk must be a single partition, formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). If the disk already has more than one partition, you must repartition it.* The disk must be an internal disk. You cannot use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on an external disk.* If a dialog appears saying "The disk cannot be partitioned because verification failed," try repairing the disk using Disk Utility and opening Boot Camp Assistant again. If that doesn't work, back up all the information on your computer, start up from your Mac OS X installation disc, and erase the disk using Disk Utility. Restore the information to your computer from the backup and try opening Boot Camp Assistant again.
Is this a trick question? There is no "DOS mode" on a MacBook Pro.
Do you have WIndows installed as part of Boot Camp, and your machine is booting into Windows? To boot back into the Mac, either use the Boot Camp control panel in Windows, or hold down the Option key after you hear the startup chime and select the OS X partition to boot from.
The antennas in the Macbook Pros have had an issue with reception due to the aluminum housing of the laptop but, should still receive decent reception just not as much as a plastic Macbook or plastic PC laptop. It could be possible that the antenna's cables have become disconnected from the Airport Extreme card inside your Macbook Pro, that the card itself is faulty or damaged or that the Antennas themselves have been damaged in some way. As always make sure you have the latest updates and have installed any driver updates from Apple regarding your Airport Extreme card. Here's an article that may help eliminate any wireless interference that may be affecting your signal strength. Apple - Wireless Interference hope this helps, if so don't forget to comment, vote, etc. Thank you.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
During the XP install, you will be given the chance to set up partitions on the drive. Blow them all out. Completely. Then recreate the partition and let XP install. I expect this will solve the nt loader issue. If, however, it does not, then use the recovery approach below to get the required loader files onto your boot partition.
Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R"
key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the
"1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password,
enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root
directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we
are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is
"d." This letter may be different on your computer.