Problem using Boot Camp beta 1.1.2 HELP!!

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by zenhomeboy, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. zenhomeboy

    zenhomeboy

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    greets

    has anyone seen this one and fixed it? HELP!! Please

    mac book pro 17" 2.33Ghz 2GRAM 10.4.8 boot camp 1.1.2 parallels 3036

    I can boot into WinXP using Boot Camp fine. Also My parallels WinXP using a disk image works fine. I found out that I could use my boot camp install instead of a disk image so i tried creating a new parallels setup - it doesn't work ... WinXP tries to boot but I get this error:

    Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
    Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
    Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.


    The setup I have working is great - BTW my WinXP Photoshop CS2 loads faster in parallels than its Mac OS counterpart in Mac OS!!

    I would just like to have one instance of WinXP to maintain than two.

    Help!?

    PS - not sure of my boot camp install parameters ... don't know how to check. any help on this too would be appreciated.

    Thanx in advance
     
  2. dechamp

    dechamp

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    Same problem. New MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz, installed Bootcamp 1.1.2 and WinXP Pro w/SP2.

    Everything works as far as bootcamp. I installed the Parallels bootcamp tools before I tried to use the bootcamp installation from Parallels. The bootcamp installation is NTFS.

    Parallels 3036
     
  3. codename

    codename

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    I have same problem.

    I made new partition with bootcamp (1.1.2. Beta), successfully installed Win Xp pro on that NTFS partition. When I boot my mac in Windows it works perfectly.. But when I want to boot Parallels Desktop from bootcamp I get this error:

    Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
    Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
    Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.


    Please help.... :confused: :confused: :( :(
     
  4. kirbyjay88

    kirbyjay88

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    I have a different problem.

    I don't even get to the boot screen or dos screen.

    I followed all the instruction in the manual(PDF file), i installed "parallel tools for boot camp" in boot camp, restarted to mac, made a new VM and once i try to load the VM i get an error that says " unable to load image Boot Camp"

    anyone has this problem ???
     
  5. dechamp

    dechamp

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    For the others with the original problem... http://forum.parallels.com/thread6014.html

    For me at least, the symptoms are the same "Windows could not start..." error. I also noticed that the Parallel Tools for Bootcamp that seemed to install were actually failing without an error.

    The member named "Image" seems to have found a viable hack for the installer program on the 3rd page (http://forum.parallels.com/thread6014-3.html). I'll be trying that out tonight as several other people have reported success. Note: I'm doing this on fresh installs with nothing to lose...

    For kirbyjay88: Why did you hijack this thread? You don't have the same error, you probably haven't read or searched anything but the front page of this forum, and you don't provide any specifics of your hardware or software versions so that someone could take a stab at helping you. I'll bet there are other members that have had the same exact problem you almost describe.

    I would suggest that you might have some success if you tried to fill any of the gaps and posted your own question/thread or search the forum for a similar error.
     
  6. dechamp

    dechamp

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    I did the hack that I mentioned in the previous post, but it is only part of the answer. I was able to get the Parallels for Bootcamp installer to complete and make some changes to the Bootcamp XP installation, but I never did get the mouse and keyboard (even external) to work within the Parallels boot of my Bootcamp XP.

    The installer is broken for some people, I don't know enough to fix all the additional problems that pop up after you get past the "Windows could not start..." error. So time to get this working on a VM again and wait for the Parallels Team to get in sync with the Bootcamp beta.

    Man, I'm trying to get a crappy (XP Pro Corp) operating system to run on a beta (3036) VM that depends on a beta (Bootcamp 1.1.2) hack by apple on this otherwise beautiful MacBookPro 2.33 : )

    I'll try again in a couple of weeks...
     

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