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Problems installing Boot Camp drivers in Windows XP

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Sep 16, 2011 9:35 AM

Hi,

 

I am running Mac Snow Leopard OSX Version 10.6.8 and Boot Camp 3.0.4

 

 

Yesterday I followed the Boot Camp instructions on installing Windows XP SP2 and have it running, but I can't install the needed drivers from my OSX DVD.

 

After inserting my Mac OSX DVD the Boot Camp Assistant installer comes up and begins installing drivers, but about halfway though the computer automatically restarts itself.  After restarting in Windows XP I have no Boot Camp icon in the task bar or even any Boot Camp Assistant folders in Program files.  Some the drivers appear in Add/Remove programs but Boot Camp Assistant is missing. 

 

I have tried multiple times to reinstall the drivers but I only get halfway through before the computer restarts. 

 

 

Thanks for your help!

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,445 points)

    The OS X startup/install DVD has to be inserted while you are booted into Windows XP. Here are the instructions:

     

     

    1. Step 4: Install the Boot Camp Drivers for WindowsAfter installing Windows, install Mac-specific drivers and other software for

      Windows using your Mac OS X installation disc.

      The Mac OS X disc installs drivers to support Mac components, including AirPort,built-in iSight camera, the Apple Remote, the trackpad on a portable Mac, and thefunction keys on an Apple keyboard.

      The Mac OS X disc also installs the Boot Camp control panel for Windows and theApple Boot Camp system tray item.

      To install the Boot Camp drivers:

      1. Eject the Windows installation disc.
      2. Insert the Mac OS X disc.

        If the installer doesn’t start automatically, browse the disc using Windows Explorerand double-click the setup.exe file in the Boot Camp directory.

      3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
        If a message appears that says the software you’re installing has not passed Windows

        Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.
        Windows that appear only briefly during the installation don’t require your input.

     

    If nothing appears to be happening, there may be a hidden window that you mustrespond to. Check the taskbar and look behind open windows.

    Important: Do not click the Cancel button in any of the installer dialogs.

    1. After your computer restarts, follow the instructions in the Found New Hardware

      Wizard to update your software drivers (Windows XP only).

    2. Follow the instructions for any other wizards that appear.
    3. Check for updated Boot Camp drivers by using Apple Software Update or going towww.apple.com/support/bootcamp.

    4. If You Have Problems Installing the Device Drivers

      If it appears that the Boot Camp drivers weren’t successfully installed, tryrepairing them.

      To repair Boot Camp drivers:

    1. Start up your computer in Windows.
    2. Insert your Mac OS X installation disc.
    3. If the installer doesn’t start automatically, browse the disc using Windows Explorerand double-click the setup.exe file in the Boot Camp directory.
    4. Click Repair and follow the onscreen instructions.
      If a message appears that says the software you’re installing has not passed Windows

      Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.

      If you need to reinstall specific drivers, you can install one driver at a time. For example,if your built-in iSight camera isn’t working, you can reinstall just the iSight driver.

      Individual drivers are in the Drivers folder on the Mac OS X installation disc.

      To reinstall a specific driver:

    1. Insert your Mac OS X installation disc.
    2. Quit AutoRun if it opens.
    3. Using Windows Explorer, locate the driver that you want to reinstall.
    4. Open the driver to start the installation.

     

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