Boot Camp 3.0 and WinXP SP3 Never loading at startup

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  1. tobgil macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I just recently updated to Snow Leopard from 10.5.8 and with it decided to give boot camp 3.0 a try with a Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 disk I had from a while ago. I partitioned my drive with boot camp assistant, and followed all the prompts correctly to finally installing the Mac drivers as per the instructions from the boot camp assistant.

    Now, when I went to restart the computer so those updates would take effect, during the start up process, all I continually see is the Windows XP scrolling status bar, I shrugged figuring it had a bit to do and left it to its own devices, and a half hour later returned to see the same scrolling progress screen. (before choosing which account to log into for windows).

    Now I figured this was enough time and restarted the computer, tried booting it normally, ie not in safe mode like I had the option to, and the same thing happened as before, would not progress past the scrolling status screen.

    So I restarted again and this time went in in Safe Mode, and it worked, so currently I am able to run windows in safe mode, but not in any other way. Is there anyone here that has encountered this problem before and knows of a way to fix it?

    I'd appreciate any help on the matter,

    tobgil
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    There is a bug in one of the drivers. Bootcamp 3.0 is not compatible with the SP3 installation. Apple have issued a note about it. They advise to disable the file Windows/system32/drivers/AppleMNT.sys for the installation of SP3 by renaming it temporarily. After the installation of SP3 it is supposed to be named back to it's original name again.
     
  3. tobgil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the reply, sorry I'm not particularly well versed in that sort of area, how would I go about correcting the issue from where I am currently?

    Thanks, and your help is much appreciated,

    tobgil

    EDIT: I'd assume I'd have to remove the windows installation and start again, how do I go about renaming that file during the installation etc.?

    Sorry for the second edit, but I've done a bit more looking ,and I'm trying to install XP from the SP3 CD that came with my old PC, so its not an update, its the only copy I have, is it still possible to load XP onto my computer with this condition?
     
  4. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    I have not done it that way. Apple do advise against using XP SP3 and so I allways used SP2 and updated.

    Apple have some advise that relates to pre Bootcamp 3.0 status.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1565

    Edit: also here

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950716/EN-US/

    It may be worth it to read that.
     
  5. tobgil thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Actually on checking this I see that they have changed the information.

    They used to have a procedure for changing the registry. I will try to translate it for you.
     
  7. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Old Microsoft KB 950716 :

    1. In CMD mode call the program regedit
    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
    3. edit a new string
    4. name it BootDir and press the return key
    5. right klick BootDir and klick to change
    6. Insert the name of the system drive. if the system drive is C, use the C:\
    Go to start and Command and insert %systemdrive% . Then klick ok to display the system drive.
    7. finish regedit

    Unfortunately I only found an old German version and tried to re translate it back to English. It may give you an idea how to mod the registry.


    Edit: I googeld an English versiion which may be better to understand:

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    To avoid this, manually create a necessary registry key as follows:

    To create the registry key

    Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

    On the Edit menu, point to New, and click String Value.

    In the text box under the Name column, type BootDir and press ENTER.

    Right-click the name BootDir, and then click Modify.

    In the Edit String Value dialog box, type the drive letter for your system drive, and then click OK. For example, if your system drive is C:, type C:\.

    Close Registry Editor.

    After you have created this registry key (or if you created this key when you installed a previous version of this Service Pack), you can proceed with the installation.
     

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