Crash when rebooting from Boot Camp

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  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #1
    Hi everyone :)

    I have a 2006 MacBook Pro (2.33 C2D, X1600) and I've been running Boot Camp with XP for about a year now. When I reboot from OS X to XP, everything behaves normally, but then going the other way the system crashes. XP shuts down, and the system begins to reboot: I hear the internal CD drive reset and my external devices all restart. However, nothing appears on the screen and the OS doesn't load (I don't hear the hard drive running).

    I can press (don't need to hold) the Power button and the system immediately switches off, then press it again and it boots into OS X normally. This problem's been happening ever since I got the computer, and I assumed that it was an issue with the Boot Camp beta. However, it also happens with the final version in Leopard!

    Has anyone else run into this? Any suggestions? Thanks :)
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Have you left it for a long period of time to see if it does eventually boot into OSX?

    Tried resetting the SMC?

    As a last resort, I'd make an image of your Windows XP installation and then remove the Windows partition, and start fresh again (you might need to use iDefrag to sort out the disk so you can partition it again).

    At least if you done that, you'd be on the full release of Boot Camp rather than the Beta.
     
  3. Nermal thread starter Moderator

    Nermal

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    I've left it for over 5 minutes, and there's no activity. I just tried resetting the SMC and it didn't make any difference. It's also not the partitioning or installation of Windows because the problem persists even after replacing the hard drive.

    By the way, is it "killa mite" or "calamity"?
     

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