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Posted on 10-15-07 05:45 PM Link | Quote
So I have one of the iMacs that can dual boot, so I also have XP installed for gaming. Boot Camp (the program that Apple released for dual booting) does a great job with the drivers, but since Macs use EFI, which is superior to BIOS (which is what PCs use), Windows occasionally freaks out because of the lack of BIOS, and blue screens.

I called Apple, and got the only stupid tech support person they employ, and he said "Boot Camp is in beta, so we don't have any support for it, and we are not trained on Windows."

Anyways, after some time of Google scouring, I cannot find a fix for this. Anyone got advice?
Amudaus

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Posted on 10-16-07 01:07 AM Link | Quote
buy a pc, problem solved.
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Posted on 10-16-07 02:06 AM Link | Quote
Thank you for the ignorant an completely unhelpful response.
Amudaus

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Posted on 10-16-07 02:27 AM Link | Quote
you are most certenly welcom (sarcastic smile)
On a Sirius note BIOS is just the hard ware saying, I exist and this is what I am the drivers are what run the hard wear. If I where to say anything it would be that the Mac drivers are incompatible with the pc os. There fore I dont think this will ever work right. And on top of that the heard wears EFI (god damn Mac for being different) is incomprehensible to the DOS based BIOS.
In a short example it works like this:
Person one Speaks Italian, which has Latin, roots.
Person two speaks Japanese, which has Chinese roots.
Person one and person to meet and cant understand each other so they revert to there root and still fail to understand each other
Both person one and two and go home angry.



(Last edited by Amudaus on 10-16-07 05:39 AM)
Spartan

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Posted on 10-16-07 02:53 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Amudaus
you are most certenly welcom (sarcastic smile)
On a Sirius note BIOS is just the hard ware saying, I exist and this is what I am the drivers are what run the hard wear. If I where to say anything it would be that the Mac drivers are incompatible with the pc os. There fore I dont think this will ever work right. And on top of that the heard wears EFI (god damn Mac for being different) is incomprehensible to the DOS based BIOS.



And I do not thing you know wha tyou are talking about...

BIOS and EFI are just two different chips that control the motherboard...Bios is based off DOS now is it? No, DOS has a BIOS in it but it is not based of DOS, BIOS is firmware code that tells the machine HEY LOOK FAGGOT A DISK DRIVE LETS USE IT!

EFI Which is Intel Sponsored and More of this Centuries Tech does the same thing in a more efficient and powerful manner...hit the wiki and read up...



The original motivation for EFI came during early development of the first Intel-HP Itanium systems in the mid-1990s. PC BIOS limitations (16-bit processor mode, 1 MB addressable space, PC AT hardware dependencies, etc.) were seen as clearly unacceptable for the larger server platforms Itanium was targeting. The initial effort to address these concerns was initially called Intel Boot Initiative and was later renamed to EF


Bootcamp emulates a BIOS for the slower to catch up windows which refuses to use EFI technology.

I've done what I can Noah, until an update for bootcamp comes I think that You will have to tolerate your crashes...
FX

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Posted on 10-16-07 10:36 AM Link | Quote
Yeah, I figured. I mean, if there was a fix, Apple would have used it. They'll probably have this fixed by the time Leopard comes out, since it's supposed to come with Boot Camp.
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Posted on 10-16-07 12:07 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Amudaus
BIOS is firmware code that tells the machine HEY LOOK FAGGOT A DISK DRIVE LETS USE IT!


Well, actually, as far as what I've learnt in my computer science class, the BIOS is a type of ROM that starts up a PC. It starts up initial required processes, checks system stability, makes sure all required hardware is working (At the initial start up anyway), it allocates RAM to the operating system and starts it up and performs a variety of system recovery or modification commands.

But yeah, it isn't DOS based, but it does look similar to some forms of it, so I can see why you would say that Amadaus.

As for your problem, Noah, I'm afraid I have no information on it. Never had a Mac, never experienced Windows emulation, never gonna. My PC is fine for me.


(Last edited by Danny Phantom on 10-16-07 03:07 PM)
Amudaus

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Posted on 10-16-07 12:54 PM Link | Quote
forgive me what i ment to say was they wher simaler,(sits in corner whith dunce cap) i officialy feel like an idiot.


(Last edited by Amudaus on 10-16-07 03:56 PM)
Spartan

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Posted on 10-16-07 11:37 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Danny Phantom
Originally posted by Amudaus
BIOS is firmware code that tells the machine HEY LOOK FAGGOT A DISK DRIVE LETS USE IT!


Well, actually, as far as what I've learnt in my computer science class, the BIOS is a type of ROM that starts up a PC. It starts up initial required processes, checks system stability, makes sure all required hardware is working (At the initial start up anyway), it allocates RAM to the operating system and starts it up and performs a variety of system recovery or modification commands.

But yeah, it isn't DOS based, but it does look similar to some forms of it, so I can see why you would say that Amadaus.

As for your problem, Noah, I'm afraid I have no information on it. Never had a Mac, never experienced Windows emulation, never gonna. My PC is fine for me.



That is essentially what I said, it initializes the hardware blah blah blah..You know the deal...
Amudaus

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Posted on 10-23-07 02:42 AM Link | Quote
ops! dealeat this post pleas


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