XP won't boot after Snow Leopard update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by viper99d9, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. viper99d9 macrumors newbie

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    I recently upgraded my unibody macbook pro from leopard to snow leopard. While on Leopard I used boot camp to install XP and never had a problem. I was also using VMware Fusion. Yesterday I tried booting to xp for the first time since the upgrade. After showing the xp boot screen, the computer just shuts off. I can get into safe mode and everything seems fine, but it won't boot normally.
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    What kind of Snow Leopard install you did?

    Did you updated/upgraded VM Fusion also?

    The safe boot you mean, for your Mac OS or for XP?
     
  3. viper99d9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used a store-bought snow leopard disk to upgrade OSX from 10.5 to 10.6.
    I have not updated fusion, but I will do that now.
    I am able to start XP in safe mode, but not normally. OSX is fine.
     
  4. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Also check for updates in Windows, and do update the apple software in Windows, the Snow Leopard drivers.
     
  5. viper99d9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm unable to run the Snow Leopard disc in safe mode. The apple pages I've found say to use the disc. Is there a way to download them instead of using the CD?
     
  6. funwithamar macrumors regular

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    sure , just get the latest boot camp for ur system ....
    http://support.apple.com/downloads/#bootcamp

    if that doesnt work try repairing ur xp with the xp installation disk
    or do a fresh xp install
     
  7. viper99d9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I solved the problem by booting into VGA mode and using the Snow Leopard disk. VGA mode was not on the automatic post-crash boot menu. I had to hold f8 to get it to show up. After the Boot Camp 3.0 installation, XP boots fine. Thanks for the advice!
     

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