XP on Macpro... BAD IDEA!

macenforcer

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Jun 9, 2004
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So I have been using the new bootcamp and xp on my mac pro and let me tell ya its a nightmare. Everytime I boot into xp its slow and I have the PATA as master so thats not it. It loads really slow also.

Now for the problems...

When I boot back into os x everything goes haywire. My 30" cinema won't work, my eyetv doesn't get a signal its all messed up. Turn off the mac pro and wait and reboot and things come back. This is not good. I have removed xp all together. Damn if I didn't need windows for work.
 

Origin

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Aug 11, 2006
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Very strange, because numerous threads here confirms that Windows XP runs smoothly on MacPro with a master drive plugged-in the first IDE slot.
 

macenforcer

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Origin said:
Very strange, because numerous threads here confirms that Windows XP runs smoothly on MacPro with a master drive plugged-in the first IDE slot.

Sure if you use one monitor, don't have eye tv plugged in and not have used a fast pc to know the difference.
 

brockbr

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Apr 5, 2006
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Hmmmm - Interesting.

I run dual 20" LCD's and don't have *any* of the problems you describe.

I'm running a 400Gb IDE drive as master and my boot time is VERY quick - Faster then the Pentium D (dual core) machine it replaced.
 

MacProDude

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Aug 16, 2006
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Sounds like a problem on your machine, not on everyone else's machines.

Did you change the optical drive to slave, or did you leave it in the default cable select mode?
 

CyberPrey

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Aug 10, 2006
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I run dual 20" wide monitors, and I am used to a blisteringly fast PC....

Windows XP works fine on my Mac Pro except for the hard drive access times
 

amin

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Aug 17, 2003
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Origin said:
Very strange, because numerous threads here confirms that Windows XP runs smoothly on MacPro with a master drive plugged-in the first IDE slot.
What is an IDE slot? Do I have to order a different type of drive for this? I have three SATA internal drives for my Mac Pro, and one external FW 400 drive. Will neither of these options work well?