Skip navigation

Win 7 64-bit not booting from USB optical drive

3061 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2012 2:25 AM by Shootist007 RSS Branched to a new discussion.
1 2 Previous Next
Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,265 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 17, 2012 5:36 AM

Hello everyone.

 

I'm trying to install Win 7 Pro 64-bit to my early-2011 MacBook Pro and am running into some difficulties. I've recently installed a second internal HDD where the optical drive was, and put the drive into a USB case I bought from OWC. I'm thinking this may be where my problem is arrising.

 

After using Boot Camp Assistant to create a new partition my MBP reboots to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner. I can hear and feel the USB optical drive spin up but after a few seconds it spins down then doesn't do anything more. The Windows installer doesn't launch at all. Am I just stuck?

 

I've tried imaging the Windows DVD to a USB stick but Disk Utility keeps throwing errors; I'm assuming this is because the optical disc is copy protected. I would appreciate suggestions for what my options are. Although I'm probably going to have to put the optical drive back into my MBP, arent' I?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 15" 2.3 GHz Intel i7 (early-2011)
1 2 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.