Stuck at Windows XP loading screen - Please help!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Pokernut, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Pokernut macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    I'm having some major problems with my bootcamp. Recently I reset my pram on my mac mini, (I was having problems being stuck on a white screen during reboot). Now ever since I reset the pram, I can no longer access my Windows XP using bootcamp. When I restart --> hold down option key --> select Windows drive. I get stuck on the Windows XP loading screen, it's not completely frozen, the loading bar moves slowly, but never progresses to start-up. I've left it for hours and it just stays on that screen.

    I should also mention that ever since I reset my pram my fan on the mac mini is on high at all times, I can't seem to fix that either.

    Any help with ANY of this would be really appreciated.

  2. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2007
    Everett, WA
    Do you have the Install CD?

    You might want to run chkdsk /r from the Windows install CD.

    This should repair any disk errors that might be effecting the start of windows.

    There are a lot of good instructions on how to do it on other websites...
    like this:

    :) best of luck!
  3. Pokernut thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009

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