9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2008 6:14 AM by Catemaco
fnordfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 (32bit, German); Partitioning, Installing Windows works fine, but when installing the boot camp drivers for windows (by inserting the mac od 10.5 DVD), windows will crash with a Blue Screen of Death near installing the wireless LAN drivers.

The "Boot Camp Update 2.1 for Windows XP" does not start at all.


Thanks for help,

robert

MacBook Pro 2.6 15-inch Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • CapKaboom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, I'm having the exact same problem...have been for almost 3 weeks now. So far, nobody here seems to know what to do.
  • MichaelMcCool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is a problem for me too - where are all the MAC Genius's when you need them?
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    MichaelMcCool wrote:
    This is a problem for me too - where are all the MAC Genius's when you need them?

    Welcome to the Apple boards.
    Since this is your first post, how could anyone have helped you?
    Also since this is a user-to-user forum, being sarcastic is not a good idea. You are posting to other users like yourself.
    And why don't you supply any information about what you did to make the install fail?
    You have simply ranted without supplying technical information that others can use to assist you.
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    fnordfish wrote:
    Hi,

    I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 (32bit, German); Partitioning, Installing Windows works fine, but when installing the boot camp drivers for windows (by inserting the mac od 10.5 DVD), windows will crash with a Blue Screen of Death near installing the wireless LAN drivers.

    The "Boot Camp Update 2.1 for Windows XP" does not start at all.


    Thanks for help,

    robert

    After installing XP, did you run the MS updater and update everything first?
    You will need to update it to SP3 before you can install any BC 2.1 updates.

    Your subject is misleading. You have successfully installed bootcamp and XP. You are having issues updating the drivers, right?

    Message was edited by: nerowolfe
  • fnordfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi nerowolfe,

    thanks for your reply. I installed windows sp2 successfully and did not run any updates on it. Installing the bootcamp drives found on MacOS DVD failed.
    That's the initial bootcamp install, right? My plan was, after installing win sp2 and bootcamp 2.0, to update windows to sp3 (and whatever patches after that) and than updating bootcamp to 2.1. Running the bootcamp 2.1 install on win sp2 was just a try.

    Thanks again,
    robert
  • Cavalier Eternal Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I had this problem and found it was due to the disk i was using to instal the drivers.

    To install the drivers i was using the leopard disk that i used to upgrade my mac book and i too received the blue screen of death, but when i tried using the set up disk that came with my Imac it ran through the installation without any issues.

    If your Mac was bought or made much after leopard was released it may be worth trying the start up disk that came with your Mac due to different drivers ding required.

    Hope this helps
  • fnordfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Using the CD that came with my macbook solved the problem.

    Thanks a lot.
  • Eric Beyer Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    How do those of us with Macbook Air do that? I don't think I got a disk with mine. My Leopard upgrade disk caused the same problem described above.
  • Catemaco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I, too, am trying to install Boot Camp and Windows XP on a MacBook Air. After two installation attempts from scratch, and repeating the spectacular crash upon attempting to install the Mac drivers from the upgrade DVD purchased for another Mac, I called Apple Support. During two long phone calls, their only advice was "start again from scratch." They said nothing about trying a different Mac install DVD, or anything specific to the Mac Air.

    If someone does come up with a solution for the Air, I would love to see it.

    Thanks,
    Catemaco