I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows XP on a pre-2009 Mac Mini. The problem is that if no monitor is attached XP won't boot. From Googling I think this is a known problem and it seems to be because Boot Camp tries to detect the monitor and freezes if no monitor is attached. However I can't find any suggestions of how to fix it. So does anyone know:
am I correct that the problem is Boot Camp failing to detect the monitor?
is there any way to fix it with my current OS (10.5.4)?
if I upgrade to Snow Leopard will that fix the problem?
Some more, possibly irrelevant, detail: I'm not actually using the Mini without a screen. I have it connected to a Panasonic 1080p LCD TV with a DVI to HDMI cable. It seems that the Mac doesn't detect the TV so I get the same effect as if no monitor is detected i.e. a hang. I get the startup chord, then the white screen appears on the TV, but then the screen goes black and the Mini won't boot. If I hook up a normal PC monitor the Mac will boot, and if I then connect it to the TV HDMI connector the display appears (and looks great). But if I then reboot the Mini it hangs again.
Thanks in advance for any help.