windows xp wont boot on mac osx 10.5.6

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windows xp wont boot on mac osx 10.5.6

Postby fmawas » 1. Apr 2009, 04:29

Hi

Ive been running virtualbox on my osx 10.5.6 for a week now and all went well. Today i tried to boot and it gave me this error( i cant remember what it was, but it was about reconnecting my external dvd burner) However before realizing the error was related to not having plugged in my external dvd burner, i played around with the controls and change:
- the boot order,
-the network adapter type,
- enabled usb controller
-enabled audio
-change the IDE control type from PIIX3 to PIIX4.

When i did a quick search of the error i found the answer on a forum ( reconnect the dvd-drive) so i did this but i got the 'windows could not load normally, please select -start windows normally, -start safe mode etc.

I tried changing the preference back the way they were and booting in all options but nothing worked.

Anyone have any answers?

Fatima
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Re: windows xp wont boot on mac osx 10.5.6

Postby rpmurray » 2. Apr 2009, 15:28

I almost took this one seriously, but then I realized it was submitted on April 1st.

I think the part that gave it away was:
Today i tried to boot and it gave me this error( i cant remember what it was, but it was about reconnecting my external dvd burner) However before realizing the error was related to not having plugged in my external dvd burner


Not quite as funny as some I've seen, but it gave me a chuckle.
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Re: windows xp wont boot on mac osx 10.5.6

Postby fmawas » 2. Apr 2009, 15:44

Uh its not a joke...im being serious!
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Re: windows xp wont boot on mac osx 10.5.6

Postby SlaunchaMan » 9. Apr 2009, 03:26

What happens if you boot into Safe Mode?
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