2nd Request for help! Win XP SP 3 and Parallels!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Enigmafan420, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    I have installed XP service pack 3 TWICE on my bootcamp partition. BOTH TIMES, after it installs, there is one more Windows XP critical update and once that is installed, Windows will no longer boot. I get an error that says "Hal.dll is missing or corrupted".

    I have followed Parallels instructions for fixing this issue (repairing XP install)-however, after doing so, Parallels no longer will boot into the BootCamp partition and bootcamp itself will not boot automatically (I must choose to boot to windows, and then manually select the bootcamp partition).

    Has anyone else had this problem? It is driving me nuckin futs, and what a waste of time to reinstall windows TWICE. I will not use SP 3 again until I can figure this issue out. :mad:
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I won't be able to help you because I am running Vista on my BootCamp partition, but I will suggest that you get this moved to the "Windows on a Mac" forum instead of here (PM Doctor Q or one of the other Mods). You will get more traffic for this in that forum.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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