Problem With XP In BootCamp On new Macbook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mattcat, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Mattcat macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2008

    Been trying to install XP (SP3 on my new Macbook via boot camp.
    Install goes fine, ive been formatting the drive as FAT.
    Once XP has booted i put the mac install disc in to update drivers and what not, every time i do this i get the error 2869.
    I also got this error when trying to install steam.

    Any help?!


  2. JLatte macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2005
    San Diego
    Do you have the exact text the error message throws at you?
  3. Mattcat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2008
    The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2869.

    Ive tried using both the install disk i got with the macbook. And my older version of leopard, both getting the same result.
  4. p0p0bawa macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    I'm getting this too

    same issue - I tried to install all the drivers individually, which works for most of them.

    But bootcamp still fails to install.
  5. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    I don't think you should format bootcamp in FAT since Windows XP runs on NTFS.
  6. p0p0bawa macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008

    Yeah, that works.
    Thanks, java.
  7. Indy08 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2008
    Fat32 works on an Imac

    I loaded the exact same copy of Windows XP home on my imac and it worked perfectly using fat32, so it must be something to do with the macbook, because I have the same problem when i tried it with my new one.
  8. johnboiles macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Check the date and time. My year was set to 10009 after a fresh install of xp. Wierd bug. I set it back to 2009 and set the date and everything worked fine.

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