How do I install xp on ntfs?

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  1. kris2pe macrumors newbie

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    I had macbook the plastic one!
    I wanted to install xp on ntsf but the problem is that I always get this error, hal.dll is missing!
    How do I resolve that? Cause Fat32 sucks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you trying to use boot camp?

    BC will create a FAT32 partition, but when you install XP you can choose to reformat it as NTFS.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Alternatively, get it installed on FAT32, then open a command prompt and:

    Code:
    convert c: /fs:ntfs
    
     
  4. kris2pe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OKey! But how do I make OSx to boot on my windows with out using boot camp?
    Or do I have to use boot camp again and use to access it and install xp to reformat?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Ok. I have no idea what you want to do. Could you explain it better?
     
  6. kris2pe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK I have already reformated my xp partition without going to boot camp! Holding the C button while osx boots up!
    But the problem is that it still does that hal.dll is missing thing!
    Is there another way to it?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You need to reinstall XP from the disc.
     
  8. madog macrumors 65816

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    Boot Camp is just a formatting tool that will partition and create a format as FAT32 while booted in Mac OS X.

    If you, say, create an MSDOS (FAT) partition through Disk Utility, you can insert your Windows System Disc and hold down the "C" key to boot to it. Don't forget to press the Any key!

    Depending on which version of Windows you have, you can boot up to it, and press the R key (it will say on the screen) to start up the repair services (disk scanner, and I believe command prompt). You would then need to locate and replace the HAL.DLL from the CD with the one on your C drive. Otherwise I don't think there is any way else to fix it (unless you maybe take out the drive and plug it into another Windows machine). The one major problem that I've personally experienced with Windows is that HAL bullsnot. I swear that file has a mind of its own...
     
  9. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have an original Windows XP CD???
     

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