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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: OSX access and Bluetooth troubles Reply with quote

Newbie, Recent Switcher, and new BootCamp user, here!

Anyway, I just installed BootCamp and XP, but for some odd reason, when I'm in XP, I get no Bluetooth reception and I installed the drivers twice!

Also when I try to access OSX, it seems to stay on this blue screen with a loading wheel FOREVER. Does it just take a really long time or did my OSX accidently get erased in the process? I didn't delete any partitions and they were partitioned properly, even though it took a LONG time, and I switched keyboards, WinXP and OSX disks a couple times, as I thought something was wrong. Is there actually something wrong or is it just me being impatient?

Any help/advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:08 am    Post subject: Re: OSX access and Bluetooth troubles Reply with quote

macminimuck wrote:
Anyway, I just installed BootCamp and XP, but for some odd reason, when I'm in XP, I get no Bluetooth reception and I installed the drivers twice!


Did you get a Bluetooth icon in the system tray after installing the Mac drivers? You probably just need to go into the Control Panel > Bluetooth Devices > Options > and turn discovery on.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: OSX access and Bluetooth troubles Reply with quote

MacScout67 wrote:
Did you get a Bluetooth icon in the system tray after installing the Mac drivers? You probably just need to go into the Control Panel > Bluetooth Devices > Options > and turn discovery on.


Thanks! I'll give that a try!


But as for my other MORE URGENT question. I'm still having trouble getting into OSX. Like I said, the partitioning was not smooth, (maybe due to my own error), and I can't seem to bring up OSX, even though it appears to have been done correctly.

The partitioning took FOREVER to get done, and I thought that there might have been something wrong, as it was stuck on the blue screen with the loading wheel. So I switched keyboards and slipped both my WinXP and OSX disks in, restarted by unplugging, thinking it might have crashed.

During the process I did get the bootup screen showing Mac HD as my only option, I clicked and it did nothing. I unplugged again, but it went back to the blue screen and then Windows Start-Up popped up, and I loaded it, as per the directions from Apple, and XP runs great and the partitions seem to have been done correctly. But, I CAN'T get into OSX or its just taking forever and I want to know how I can fix that, or do I have to wipe the hard drive and if so, how can I do that?

Thanks again for any help!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update!

I ended up taking my Mini to my local Apple experts and they got it all straightened out. I guess my problem was that I wasn't using my "hard-wired" USB keyboard from the beginning. Its now working great, although even after trying the suggestions here, I still get no Bluetooth reception on XP and I've got to juggle keyboards a bit. I don't know whether its my Mini or what, but it does seem to sensitive about your choice of keyboard.
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