The First Real Problems

I’ve finally encountered my first real upgrade problems. I installed Windows XP Pro SP2 under Boot Camp. Then I installed Parallels 3 and told it to use my Boot Camp partition for a virtual machine. Then the problems began. Parallels hangs up when starting the VM and Boot Camp no longer boots because it looks for the non-existent Parallels HAL.

When I boot the VM under Parallels in safe-mode it hangs up after the mup.sys. It appears the next driver – NDIS.SYS – is the problem. It’s not an original problem (and pre-dates Leopard) and the solutions I’ve found are to do a Windows XP repair. Since I haven’t added anything to Windows yet I’ll just flatten the VM and start over. But that’s for another day, installing Windows takes too long.