error on startup windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by matt9b, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. matt9b macrumors member

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    "Provides support for switching between Mac OS X and Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

    I get this error every time i start up windows xp in bootcamp.

    Any ideas?

    I was told windows works seamlessly with the new mac pro. Getting this mac pro is proving to be a whole lot of hassle. I've spent the last week and a day full-time trying to sort out these errors. Getting bit sick and tired and frankly, running out of time! Thank you apple!
     
  2. matt9b thread starter macrumors member

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    does no one have any ideas?

    apple just tell me they don't support windows - even though this is a problem with an apple driver/software they designed to run in windows. This is very different to what the sales team told me when purchasing!
     
  3. matt9b thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm now on the phone with Apple.

    This is an error with one of Apple's bootcamp drivers.

    Incredibly, Apple are blaming the fault on a 'faulty copy of windows'.

    I have tried installing another licensed copy of windows on the machine, and it still gives the same apple driver error. Yet incredibly, they are still blaming windows.

    I have tried installing windows on various PCs here - from the same CD - and it works fine without errors (obviously, since there are no apple drivers installed) - yet apple are still blaming windows!

    ahhh... what to do. You pay so much more for an apple mac pro, and so much more again for 3 years of apple care, for what feels like nothing.

    It's not essential, just irritating to have to dismiss this error every time I start up windows on my mac pro.
     

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