Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to patrick1993)
Bootcamp 3.0 is OLD it came out BEFORE Windows 7 and that is why Apple says "need 3.1" but would make more sense to offer 3.3
You are on Lion, therefore you should be usiing Bootcamp 4.1, not 3.0.4.
3.0 has issues.
Boot from Windows 7 DVD. Use the automatic system repair and hopefully it will restore to earlier restore point.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to The hatter)
Sorry I mean 4.0.1 and it's everything updated :)
There is no 4.1 on the Software Update
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to patrick1993)
Let me get this - because the title misled me as to what you are asking, ie:
I cannot Install, neither enter on the setup screen.
When I go to Bootcamp (3.0.1) and do everything then at the end when it says to done & restart my Macbook Pro 17' Inch (2009 model (MacbookPro 5,2)).
I get into a white screen (bootscreen) then it goes into a blackscreen. I am in the Setup screen because I hear my DVD reading when I press enter.
When I restart I get back to the Windows Setup but to enter back to Mac OS X I had to reset my PRAM and NVRAM.
Does the above really tell the story?
The issue isn't "How can I install Windows" but more like "I am trying to get past " an issue with Boot Camp 4.01.
Some people that already had BC 4.x installed had trouble after March's "Patch Tuesday" which was a critical number of security patches and updates. They had to rollback, uninstall an update/driver, before they could move forward.
The trouble with "had to zap pram to get back to Mac OS" is more to do with the health of the partition table and nvram, and you could try using both Windows control panel to set the default OS, and set Startup Disk control panel in Mac OS (click OFF the volume name, then back to the volume, too).
Sometimes there are problems with 3rd party NTFS for OS X that people use as well.
Boot into Lion Recovery - that should be first step if there are problems with Mac, and you don't sound like you tried boot Windows DVD (which I asked above, which can fix errors).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to The hatter)
The problem is I cannot boot to Windows because I can't see anything.
My Macbook Pro turn on and makes that "duuuumm" sound then everything goes black. Can't see anything. The screen is black and when I hard reboot (pressing the power button) my mac turns off (ofcourse) then I turn it back on and again the same thing. To get back on the normal boot, to enter the Mac OS X I have to reset the PRAM and NVRAM...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to patrick1993)
Just hold down the option key when you turn on your computer until you get to the start-up manager.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to HACKINT0SH)
i can go back to the mac by reseting the PRAM and NVRAM. But that is not the problem.
My problem is i cannot boot to the windows. I can't even go to the setup screen of windows because my screen is black! :/
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to patrick1993)
Try using Command-C at all?
x = Mac OS X by default also.
Even if you zap pram, if you have the mouse down button, it will open optical bay and wait to accept or eject DVDs.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to The hatter)
I want Windows on my Mac
why should i do that?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to patrick1993)
Unless you are using an iPhone and typing is terrrible.... try using full statements.
You may want Windows.
You may need to make a backup of it with CampTune or something.
There is an Apple tech note on what all the startup keys for Intel Macs are and what they do.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to The hatter)
I am now really confused..
My question here is why I have a black screen when I start Windows
I never did a windows setup thing...
I formated my partition with bootcamp and i did a reboot.
after the reboot my mac get a black screen forever
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to patrick1993)
Did you take out the windows DVD when it did a reboot?
You may want to start over.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to patrick1993)
You did insert the Windows DVD I assume?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to Csound1)
yes bootcamp reboot my macbook pro with the DVD