MACOSX --> XP via BootCamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamin., Jan 7, 2009.

  1. jamin. macrumors regular

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    Hey Everyone

    I recently installed XP onto my MBP the other day (Yes I know! Something I thought I would never do but wanted to play COD5)

    Anyway, everytime I go to restart it and Press Option to be able to choose to reboot in XP, it goes so slow..it just shows a white screen for ages and dosn't even give the option to reboot into either OSX OR XP and if I leave it and don't press option, it still takes ages to load OSX..

    What could a solution be?
     
  2. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    Define: ages

    Takes all of 30 seconds to boot OS X here (and about 40 to boot Windows 7)
     
  3. jamin. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ages..

    MACOX took about 10min

    XP: Still don't know as it just hasn't worked since the first time I booted into it.
     
  4. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    First of all, its not MACOX/MACOSX as you call it but rather Mac OS X (Macintosh Operating System Ten/10/X)

    Now that we got that outta the way. When did OS X start booting so slowly? Was it after you installed Windows, or did the issue start occurring before that?
     
  5. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anything in your DVD drive? Sometimes it takes forever to boot up because it attempts to boot-up from the DVD first.
     
  6. jamin. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I assume after installing XP, however not sure as I havn't ever really turned my Mac off since the day I got it, a year ago.
     
  7. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    So are you implying that you haven't even been installing any updates that have been coming out? In the last year there has been at least a dozen which required restarts...
     
  8. jamin. thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    eh....?
     
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