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Windows 7 does not boot after bootcamp installation

456 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 12:03 AM by M1PEL RSS
Jack Hellberg Calculating status...
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Nov 4, 2012 10:06 AM


I installed windows 7 x64 on my MBP 15" retina with bootcamp, and the installation went fine but after the installation when it said " prepairing your desktop" it just restarted and went into boot loop, so I had to boot into mac OSX and make it primary boot. This have happend 3 times, and I've recreated the ISO image on the USB and I've deleted windows 7 and the partition and I have done the whole process over again (3 times) and it still does not work. Sometimes I get into windows 7 the first time and can move around the desktop with the mouse for about 5 seconds, then it says "logging out" and I'm back at the same problem.


What can I do?


Best regards,


Jack Hellberg.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • M1PEL Calculating status...

    Hi Jack.....i have a question regarding your problem  did u d/l and save the microsoft files from when u was installing bootcamp u can save them to mem stick or a disc CD-R u need to save these files and then once u have installed bootcamp u need to install the microsoft files/drivers etc .....if u dont do this althou bootcamp appears to work fine it Wont reboot once u try to start mac again from a shutdown because the system files require those drivers and files to boot to reconise its loading you install bootcamp you have the chance to download these files and save then to disc or mem stick........check out this video and install as you are shown....hope this helps u out...good luck...     copy & paste this into your browser .. and watch all video....


  • M1PEL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jack.........ok ive managed to create a link to that video on how to install bootcamp.....this is the tutorial i used and i managed to gain 100% completion on bootcamp 1st time no i said in my previous reply did you save the windows support files from apple....(Critical).....ok no point in messing about i suggest you start again from scratch........these are the things i used and YOU will need to complete bootcamp

    mem stick or cd-r / dvd-r......original copy disc of win 7 ...i never used an iso i used original disc....allow a minimum of 30gb of space for your win 7 partition.....if you want bootcamp so you can use big programs like windows based games i.e.....Crysis/Call of duty etc etc ..then you will need to consider that  you will need to allow a bigger partition to allow your HD to store the files.....this is the reason i installed bootcamp and so i made my partition    i have a 750GB HD so i made a partition of 300gb for windows 7 and left the other 450gb for you need to partition enough for what you want bootcamp for remember once you get bootcamp working you will need to install ALL Important Windows updates Including Win 7 SP1......once everything is installed you will have bootcamp up and running lovely.....u can then boot up with either win7 or this link and watch carefully and do exactly as shown ok and you should be fine...if you have any probs contact me again ok.....let me know how you get on ok..:)...


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