Hi all, I've been reading the numerous threads on the hal.dll issue some people seem to have when creating a bootcamp partition for XP. I seem to be one of those people having the issues, but I have tried the following with zero success so far : BC asssitant - Create a partition < 32Gb, reboot and install OEM XP SP2 disk on it. Get hal.dll issue BC assistant - Create a partition < 32Gb, reboot and reformat the partition in the XP setup - tried both NTFS and FAT32, both quick and slow formats. Get hal.dll issue. Edit : I should point out that to do the format I have found I have to delete the BOOTCAMP partition and then reformat the unpartitioned space (which includes the xxxMb unused). I recall that there is normally a way to format before installation on a chosen partition but my OEM disk doesn't seem to include the option as per the bootcamp setup pdf? Found a XP2 Pro upgrade disk which had recovery console, went into that and deleted the boot.ini file and did a bootcfg /rebuild and a fixboot. still didn't work. I've looked on the net and mainly issues I've found are from when 10.4 was using the bootcamp beta. I'm running bootcamp assistant 2.0 on Leopard, fully patched on a MP 2008. Any advice please?