IMac :: Unable To Install Windows 7 Premium / Bootcamp Black Screen Appears

Feb 1, 2010

iMac 27" i7 with OS X v 10.6.x when I create the bootcamp partition for windows 7 and I install from my original DVD of Windows 7. I format the partition during the install of windows 7 and on the first reboot after windows 7 first part of the install, the screen shows the Windows 7 logo and says continuing installation and then a black screen and then nothing.

I have to hard power off the iMac and then it starts over says the thing about the system didn't shut down properly and gives me the option to start safe mode etc. and does the same thing each time.

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp And XP Install - Screen Goes Black

Mar 29, 2010

I have a Mac Mini (2.55GHz intel duo core) and I trying to install windows xp with sp2 (downloaded from MSDN, burned to boot able disk). I created a 100GB partition with boot camp assistant, and started the installation. When I reboot the Mac Mini, and I select the windows CD icon, the screen goes black, and the Mac Mini just stops reading the disk, and stalls at the blank screen.

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Dec 1, 2009

I decided I was going to install XP on a bootcamp partition tonight and everything went fine until I installed the Bootcamp 3 software. After installing the Bootcamp drivers the machine rebooted and I ended up with a black screen in Windows. I did hear the XP welcome music so I figured it was a display driver issue. I rebooted into safe mode and deleted the ATI 4850 driver and restarted. After removing the bootcamp driver everything was normal again other than the fact that I only had the default Windows drivers running.

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Mar 17, 2009

I was trying to install Windows XP Pro, but for some reason the it wasn't showing another HDD to install Windows on. So I quit the install, and restarted my computer. Now all that happens is the normal grey screen appears (with no Apple logo), then it goes to a black screen and has the blinking cursor (Kinda like DOS).

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Mar 29, 2010

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Hold down the primary mousebutton while it's starting,
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I can't find any "pin-hole" to a paperclip or something.

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Jan 23, 2010

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Aug 28, 2010

I'm doing this for the nth time now but because it's been so long I've forgotten how long it's supposed to take.

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Mar 23, 2012

I have a 2009 27" iMac, running Windows 7 x64 with BootCamp, and I'm having a problem when running Windows for more then 5 minutes.

After running it for about 5 minutes, the fans go CRAZY, the system doesnt get too hot though, the LEFT side of my screen starts flickering brightness, while the RIGHT side starts flickering colors. After a few more minutes of this, my screen goes completely black, I know the computer is still running, because I hear my music and the zombie killing me in Minecraft, but my screen, keyboard, and mouse dont seem to respond. I have double checked all drivers, I have updated BootCamp, and my next step was to reformat the drive, but that is my LAST resort.

Info:
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Jul 24, 2009

I tried to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp a couple weeks back, but shortly after it failed, I deleted the Bootcamp partition in Bootcamp Assistant. However, whenever I want to boot my computer, it tries to go into the Windows Installation, but it gets stuck on the flashing underscore on the top left of the black screen. Henceforth, whenever I want to boot into OSX, I have to hold down both ALT keys. is there any way of fixing this so the iMac boots STRAIGHT into OSX (like normally)

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OS X :: Black Screen While Trying To Install Windows 7?

Sep 13, 2009

For the last 5 hours i have been trying to install Windows 7 on my iMac

Specs:
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4GB memory
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Running with 10.5.8 version. This problem that I get, and can't pass beyond it, is that I get black screen with a little white line in the left-upper corner of the screen. I have tryed to let it hang for 20 min, but nothing happens.

What have i done:

1. Boot Camp 32GB space.

2. Disk Util -> inspect the memory, reparing the harddrive, analyzing alle the things I can in Disc Util.

3. Format the partation og make new.Nothing has halped me.. I'm stuck and can't do anyting.

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Mar 9, 2008

I installed Windows Vista, and Vista boots up fine. However, I hold down the command keys when starting my computer up again, and it won't let me select Mac OS X. It just starts Vista.

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Jan 2, 2010

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Not sure what i should do considering that i can still access the drive and files from the MAC Side. I can also get to the boot screen to select safe mode but that also does nothing.

It is a early 09 Mac Pro...i have been using the computer this way since last April. Cant figure out what happened.

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Nov 10, 2006

my Boot Camp install of XP—I successfully partitioned the disk in my new Mac Pro to install XP, but my problem occurs when re-booting to install XP itself. When the machine rebooted the first time to install, it stopped at a black screen with a blinking white cursor, old-school DOS style. Second time when I rebooted and held down Option, it spit out the Windows CD. When I put it back in and it appeared and I tried to select it, it spun up, looked like it was going to work, and then spit it out again, whereupon I got a DOS prompt asking me to put in a bootable volume and press any key. When I inserted the CD, it spun up, but pressing keys on the keyboard did nothing. I tried rebooting again. This time holding option yielded both the Mac HD and the Windows CD (no spitting out!). Taking this as a good sign, I selected the CD and waited. Same black screen with blinking white cursor as last time, no other response, no prompts, never progesses to an installer, pressing keys didn't help.

Has anyone else run into this problem? This is a brand new Mac Pro with the Radeon in it, I have a USB keyboard and mouse hooked up, and it has the latest firmware update.

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Jan 21, 2011

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Aug 24, 2010

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Jun 18, 2009

Alright, I FINALLY got windows on my mac and am very proud of myself. However, I am encountering what I hope is a final problem.

I want to log into Windows as an admin, so when it starts up I hit F8. The screen goes black and gives me a bunch of options, I choose "Safe Mode". Everything so far works like it should. But then the log screen appears with two options: Admin and my regular user. Obviously I want admin, but my keyboard and mouse are utterly nonresponsive , even the little caps light won't turn on. This means I'm stuck there, staring at what I want to click but unable to do so. The only button that works is the power button.

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May 30, 2010

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I'm running both computers on the same wireless network, yet the Vista machine cannot connect to the Mac....can't even ping the Mac IP, as a matter of fact. The IPv4 addresses that show are the router IPs (from ipconfig), and they of course begin 192.168.xxx.xxx.

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Apr 26, 2012

I have an iMac 21inch, Late 2009.  I found after it was runing really slow that my hard drive was failing.  It told me there were SMART errors on the drive.  The computer is out of warranty and I'm in the middle of no where so i have no Mac store to take it to.  I bought a new drive, same model, and installed it into the computer.  It turns on fine, but after the Apple logo and spinning coge wheel the screen flashes, shows the blue back ground like its going to load the desktop and then goes black. 

I've tried connecting an external monitor to it and shows up like an extended display.  I've tried connecting it to another Mac, a Mini, and the Mini can boot off the iMacs hard drive just fine.  If it Target Disk mode the Mini and boot the iMac I get the same flash of blue desktop then it goes black.  

This is where it gets weird though, I'm sure your thinking, ok the screen is going bad...  BUT,  I boot off an Ubuntu CD, or the AHT disk and it loads fine and has no turning black.  Its only when booting into the Mac OS or the installation disk.   

One last note is that when its at the black screen and I'm sure its loaded the desktop, if I hold the power button down for about 3-4 seconds, till I hear a click.  I then press the button again right away and the screen flashes on showing me the desktop and everything, for about 2 seconds...   

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Oct 13, 2009

I have an alu iMac, the kind that apple says could not support x64 bootcamp 2.

Having done a bit of research, I followed the instructions on installing the x64 mac pro bootcamp drivers on this computer, and since then have been using Vista x64.

Now, with snow leopard, I'd like to upgrade to bootcamp 3, and once again I am faced with apple's "this machine isn't supported".

Can someone point me in the right direction to get bootcamp 3 x64 drivers installed?

Would I have to dig up the first gen mac pro x64 drivers?
Is apple supporting x64 on the first gen mac pro?
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Nov 22, 2010

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Dec 23, 2010

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Dec 9, 2009

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When I boot into Windows, my OS X drive is perfectly viewable, except that the /Users/username folder appears to be completely empty, if I manually type a path (such as D:UsersusernameDesktop or D:UsersusernameDownloads) then the contents will show up perfectly, but when navagating to the D:Usersusername, Windows shows that folder as empty. I'm running just the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers (i.e. no Macdrive), but I also have VMWare Fusion 3.0 installed on my OS X drive, with my Boot Camp partition set up as a virtual machine. Could this be masking the folder contents from Windows?

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Jan 18, 2010

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Dec 16, 2009

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No matter what disc I try to boot from (Windows 7 burned, Windows 7 pressed from microsoft, Windows XP SP3) I just get a black screen with white lettering in the top left that reads:

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May 24, 2012

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Info:
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May 1, 2010

I own every piece of software and hardware from Apple there is and I cannot understand that it seems that everything is about the iPad and iPhone right now. I have been having these issues since I got my 27" iMac. I can install Windows 7 just fine on my MacBook Pro and my previous 24" iMac.

Ever since I got the 27" iMac I get a black screen when installing Windows. I have found some posts that have a way around it, which seemed to have worked but now I am getting the blue screen of death. Doesn't matter if Windows 7 is supported by Apple or not but Boot Camp is and it should be corrected.

There is no excuse that after 6 months this issue has still to be addressed, all Apple talks about now is iPad and iPhone, I am sick of it.
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Jun 21, 2009

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Sep 13, 2010

I woke up to my MacBook fan going nuts. Had an error message on the screen that said something about a disk error. The machine wouldn't do anything (force quit, launch app) so I hard powered down. Now.....NOTHING. All I get is the white screen, followed by the flashing folder. Here is what I have tried so far.

I already booted from the restore cd that came with it and opened disk utility. The hard drive shows up as something like disk1 but not "Macintosh HD."Tried to repair permissions and got an error message. Thought then to do an archive and install......and the HDD isn't even a viable option to install the OS on.

I had the original (but smaller) HDD that came with my MacBook, so I put it back in and everything booted up just fine and is back up and running. (Thank God for MobleMe that had all my contacts, etc on it). But I still have some info on that other HDD that I need. I ordered a usb enclosure for the drive to maybe try some recovery, but it seems to me that the HDD failed or something. Is there anything else I can do?

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Dec 26, 2009

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Feb 15, 2010

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Jul 24, 2010

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I admit I know little about this sort of thing, so I began poking around online for solutions. I tried Tech Tool Deluxe. Inserted the disk and held down "C," but again it never progressed beyond the grey screen with apple and spinning wheel. Most frustrating. Is there any other way of running the disk with the laptop?

Entering the terminal yielded slightly different results on each machine.

Powerbook #1: Once in terminal I typed...

/sbin/fsck -fy

...response was...

disk0s10: I/O error.
Invalid Key Length
(4, 44890)
** Volume check failed

...tried /sbin/fsck -fy over and over, always received the same results.

Powerbook #2: Once in terminal, this appears...

jnl: update_fs_block: failed to update block 1073777488 (ret 5)
jnl: journal_open: Error replaying the journal!
hfs: early jnl init: failed to open/create the journal (retval 0)

...and it won't even let me type /sbin/fsck -fy.

I tried plugging both latops into my desktop in target mode. In both cases the target icon appeared on the laptop screen but the hard drive icon never appeared on the desktop screen. I would love to at least retrieve a few files off each machine, if nothing else.

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Jun 9, 2009

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