EFI update broke xp install

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Schroedinger, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Schroedinger macrumors regular

    Schroedinger

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    #1
    So I used the EFI and SMC updaters and then when i went to boot into XP it didn't work. It would go to the "i'm having trouble do you want to start in safe mode" screen, and whatever option I picked it would end up back at that screen.

    So, since I had nothing critical in the partition (use it only for gaming) I wiped the partition, repartitioned and started the boot camp install process. About ten minutes in I'm getting something very much like a blue screen of death. I tried it twice, and still no dice.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Schroedinger thread starter macrumors regular

    Schroedinger

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  3. Mackeyser macrumors member

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    What fixed it?

    Please share what you did to fix it. Thx
     
  4. Schroedinger thread starter macrumors regular

    Schroedinger

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    I would have posted it, except i have no idea why it worked and most people couldn't do it anyway.

    I did a full install of XP x64, which worked. Then I installed 32bit XP Pro and it worked. So now it's working.

    I would be curious as to any theories as to why.
     

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