0 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 5:00 AM by cosrocket
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I have a late 2009 iMac on which I have OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and ran Windows 7 Professional in Bootcamp. My iMac wound up having a defective hard drive which was just replaced last week under warranty. The problem is now I am unable to install Windows 7 in Bootcamp. I use the Bootcamp assist to partition the HD, it goes through the motions of installing Windoes 7 but at a certain point after 2 reboots and just before it would say Windows is setting up your computer for first use the screen goes black and nothing happens. The iMac is still turned on because if I hold the power button down I hear it shut off. When I turn it back on I can see that Windows was not fully installed.I tried to see what it says running in safe mode, and then I can see that it wants to continue setting Windows up but I get a message that Windows cannot be installed in Safe Mode, and I should reboot but then I get the black screen again. I've tried to repair the installation but to no avail. I've done this using both 32 bit and 64 bit with full disc of Windows 7 Professional but neither work.

 

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong and what I can do to rectify this problem? Thanks in advance for any help.