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Windows 7 crashing.

1317 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2009 4:39 PM by JasonFear RSS
Olegtik Calculating status...
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Aug 19, 2009 1:03 AM
Just got MacBook Pro 17, like 2 days ago ( use to have 2008 model, got 2009 Unibody ). I use bootcamp ( disk split in half ) to run Windows 7 RTM 64bit. Every now and then computer freezes screen go blank or just retain last picture. The only options is to turn off/on. Prev macbook worked just fine under win7. When MBP runs under MacOS everything works fine.

Here is the one entry in Event log:

The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.
MacBook Pro 17 Unibody, Other OS, Windows 7 RTM 64Bit
  • Sascha H-K Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Aug 19, 2009 5:34 AM (in response to Olegtik)
    i have win7rc1 but 32bit on my june2009 mbp 17"3.06ghz ssd without any problems, so maybe try 32bit ..
    MBP 17" 3.06 SSD, iMac 3.06, G4 1.42, macbook pro 17" 2.4 4Gb, iPhone16Gb .., Mac OS X (10.5.8), MBP 17" 2.93, MacPro 3ghz, 30", 23",20" displays, 5 airportExtreme ..
  • somefurryguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2009 2:30 PM (in response to Olegtik)
    I've got the same problem and have yet to figure out a solution.
    MacBook Pro (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 Pro boot camp
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
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    Oct 15, 2009 4:39 PM (in response to Olegtik)
    Hi Olegtik,

    It's unlikely you're going to get a response from Apple. Their scope of support for Boot Camp is pretty specific:

    1.) Assistance with running the Boot Camp Assistant under Mac OS X
    2.) Assistance with running the Boot Camp Drivers installation package in Windows XP (SP2 or later) or Windows Vista.

    There's no mention of Windows 7 anywhere on Apple's website regarding Boot Camp support.

    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/
    13" MacBook Pro (2.26GHz/4GB/160), Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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