VMware Fusion - Windows XP blue screen of death

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  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I use bootcamp for Windows XP Professional, but I think it's best to get VMware too for quick access for some files in windows XP

    so, I just bought VMware Fusion. The problem starts after installing.

    After installing, I then clicked Boot Camp Partition since I already installed Windows XP on a seperate partition of the hard drive...

    then all of a sudden (while windows was loading), blue screen of death.
    I tried numerious solutions online, such as reinstalling, doing the microsoft registry merge thing, changing the .vmx log from TRUE to FALSE

    but it wont do ANYTHING.
    Need help!


    This is the problem!
  2. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
    well, what does the BSOD say?

    Could it be installing from a corrupt source?
  3. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    when I run bootcamp, it runs perfectly

    The only things I have on the windows partition are games from Steam, Call of Duty 4, Starcraft, Ventrilo and MSN messenger...
  4. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Is there anyway you can uninstall what you've done and start over?

    Maybe use Time Machine?
  5. DAz45 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    Hey mate, I had the same problem...

    I tried 4 times to get the thing right.... but only got the same BSOD with the same code as you every time.
    Did you have all the high priority Windows updates installed before you started with the VMware install?
    After reading this thread....... http://communities.vmware.com/thread/110887?tstart=0&start=15

    I then did the boot camp partition, installed windows XP, installed the Apple drivers, installed all the high priority Windows XP updates (about 94 of them) then shut down windows and installed VMware.
    Everything ran perfect from then on.
    I hope it can fix your problem too.

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