Windows XP freezes at startup via bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by shogunami, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. shogunami macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I've used Bootcamp for quite some time now, and it had worked well (for being windows and all), I used to be able to boot properly 7/8 out of 10 times.
    But sometimes it freezes at the Windows XP logo/loader bar and I have to use the power button and reboot. I was ok with this, most of the times I could boot up again after restarting, but now something else has happened.
    I cant start windows at all, it keeps freezing at the XP logo over and over.
    Sometimes it can take a few seconds before it freezes and sometimes it freezes instantly.

    I posted on two other forums, and on one of them I got the tip to try WMware Fusion, when I tried to start Windows Bootcamp partition via WMware it says that because Windows didn't get shutdown properly the last time, I have to start windows and reboot it again. But how's that possible if I cant start windows?

    I've also read somewhere that sometimes if you deactivate the wireless-network in Windows, you cant boot again. Appearently it doesn't help to reinstall or format, not that I've tried myself, there are files that I need.

    Please help me, I'd be really greatful.

    Thanks,
    Robin.
     
  2. koscar macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here

    i have the same problem, first time i got it just after installing OpenOffice on the xp. after that it just freezed. i removed once i got inside the xp and then it booted up just fine.

    now a month later im reading a nfo file about something that i downloaded... xp freezes and i have to turn it off by pressing the off button.
    and now its back again.
    i thought that xp dindt like the thing i downloaded so i removed it, bu still the same problem. im getting in to xp 1/9 times even less...

    sucks bigtime

    im really concerned that you havent got a answer even though you posted it in januari...
     
  3. tekjunke macrumors member

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    I'm seeing the same issue, I'm a long time Windows user trying to make the switch to Mac, however this has proven to be a deal breaker for me. After many hours of "attempted" debugging, I ended up reinstalling WinXP... only to have the same thing happen again 1 week later. Now I'm back to my ThinkPad until I can find a solution.
     
  4. koscar macrumors newbie

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    yeay

    i finally got in to my xp partition without freeze. (after 20 attempts)
    i downloaded the bootcamp upgrade 2.1 for win xp.
    i had no freezups since!
     
  5. jdzialak macrumors regular

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    Bootcamp worker great for me for 3 months then Windows wouldn't open.

    I went back in time to a pre SP3 install period and i'm fine now.
    I learned my lesson and turned off Windows Updates.


    Joe
     

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