I have a Blackbook with Leopard installed. The other day me an my friend decided we wanted to play LAN (C&C Generals), I have a desktop that can run it perfectly. I know Generals can't be played on Windows and Mac over multi player i.e. LAN. Anyway the Problem: I downloaded XP Pro from my MSDN account and burned it to a DVD no problem. Got boot camp to partition the hard drive. Then I encountered a problem but after some Googling I found a solution, defrag my Mac at the boot screen. Problem gone. So I could finally install windows XP as per usual and did, come the boot into windows (pre windows logo) I got an error: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file. So naturally I reinstalled windows again with the same disc. Same problem. I assumed download, burning process or something a long the line screwed up. I go dig out an old XP Pro disc I had in some boxes. Do the installation. Same issue. My MSDN account does allow me to have Vista Business, but since my Blackbook is limited in spec for gaming I figured I'd go with XP, since it technically has a lower footprint. Suggestions? Dev.