Cannot install XP, no matter how many times i try

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bored911, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    So i am installing Windows XP on my last gen MBP via bootcamp and basically i have made the partition about 10 times and i keep getting the same error even with different versions of windows XP!!!! So what happens is I pop in the disc, restart and it tells me it's copying system folders and then it just restarts when it's done and says "booting from disc...failed" it doesn't matter what format the drive is because i've tried it on different formats, both FAT32 and on NTFS...Please help because i'm really tired of not being able to have a Windows Partition!!! Thanks so much guys
     
  2. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Make sure it's XP with SP2 (Service Pack 2). If it's not, you're out of luck.
     
  3. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    It is in fact XP with SP2, I got a different error when i tried SP1
     
  4. coolquasar macrumors member

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    Be sure to do a full format of NTFS or FAT32 when tryin to install XP. Coz i too got this error message, but fixed it by doin a full format with NTFS (not the quick format)....:cool:
     
  5. Name101 macrumors member

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    I can install Vista with no Problems


    But windows XP Pro SP1, SP2 and SP3 all come with the same error

    %System Root%\Windows\System32\hal.dll
    Missing or Corrupt.


    I have googled it before. I have gone into Recovory Console and Manually Expanded the File from the install disk and Manually copied the file into the System32 folder. But I still don't have any luck.
    I also Rebuilt the "Boot.ini" File.

    Any one else have that problem?

    ~Regards
    Name101
     
  6. n8236 macrumors 65816

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  7. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    I did use a geniune XP cd, and i ended up having to do a full format for it to work, but it did fortunatley!
     

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