Bootcamp windows XP issue

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dr4ygon, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. dr4ygon macrumors newbie

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    I just recently upgraded my mac operating system to leopard and i had installed windows xp home edition on bootcamp, it was working fine for 2-3 days and then all of a sudden it went awol. It boots up fine, loading screen appears, login appears and i can get to the desktop and the applications start loading but after about 15 seconds it reboots.

    It then starts scanning the disk for issues every time after it reboots and the process just keeps repeating, im hoping it's not my windows dvd but i don't know hence this post. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I'm having about the same problem.

    I just reinstalled Windows XP after Windows rot set in and it was time to redo everything.

    The install (WinXP Pro SP2) went fine, and used the Leopard CD to install the drivers. After that, when I boot Windows it automatically reboots as soon as the desktop appears. It doesn't matter whether I use my account or the Administrator account. It works fine running in VMWare Fusion.

    I've checked to see if there is something odd that runs at start. Nothing. I've applied SP3 and all Windows updates and used Apple Software Update to apply the bootcamp sofwtare update. I still can't boot into Windows -- it just reboots itself when the desktop appears. I don't see anything in event manager either.
     
  3. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Looks like my problem is a failure on the part of the Apple Bootcamp driver install. I booted into Fusion and removed the bootcamp driver set. After that I was able to boot into Windows natively (but then I can't use ethernet, wireless n, etc). I tried installing the Bootcamp drivers from the CD again & that sent me back to square one.

    Bottom line is I can use Windows in Fusion, but not natively by booting into it directly, since the Bootcamp installer screws it up. Nicely done Apple. Might want to tell your fanboys to leave this one out of the playbook.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    One more update. After reinstalling the bootcamp drivers again, and then reinstalling the 2.1 update from Fusion, I couldn't even login after booting using bootcamp because the keyboard wasn't recognized.

    On a hunch I rebooted and reset PRAM. Then I booted into bootcamp and got a message that a driver finished installing and to reboot. I did that and now it seems like it is working.
     
  5. dr4ygon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i re-formatted the partition and started again a few days ago, i had it formatted on [FAT32] last time which im assuming could of been the issue, so this time i formatted the drives to NTFS and it seems to be working fine now.
     
  6. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it. I've had NTFS, and none of my drivers work currently. It's a joke; the drivers go through the install process and appears as thought they're installed, and upon reboot, none of them work.
     

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