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BSoD during windows 7 install on Mac Pro

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Feb 16, 2013 4:55 PM

I've got an original Intel Mac Pro and I'm having trouble instlling windows 7 with bootcamp.

I created the driver CD during the inital setup and proceeded to install windows on the blank, 500gig

first drive.  The windows install was going along fine until one of the various reboot stages.  Now it

comes up with a blue screen of death everytime and says:


A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

The technical information at the bottom seems to be complaining about:


nvlddmkm.sys - Adress 8DED4A80 base at 8DE28000, DateStamp 4a0c7fdb


I can't boot into safe mode because it comes up with a dialog that says it can't finish

installing windows in safe mode, please reboot.


So now I'm stuck in an endless loop of it rebooting, blue screen of death, reboot repeat.


I've got all the firmware updates for my machine and I'm running 10.7.5 with all the latest updates.


Graphics card:  NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB

Mem:  4 Gigs

Processor  2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Intel Xeon

Model Identifier:  MacPro1,1

Boot ROM version: MP11.005C.B08

SMC Version: 1.7f10


Any ideas??




Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Window 7 bootcamp fail
  • xunuogui Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to mrfusion)
    Computer blue screen of death is usually related to hardware or driver. It is  typically caused by software errors in device drivers: in Windows systems by poorly written device drive . They can also be caused by physical hardware faults, such as faulty RAM memory or power supplies, overheating of components, or hardware which is run beyond its specification limits . On the other hand, registry damage,corrupted program and viruses are the major causes of computer blue screen,too. According to the issue you've got, the following tips may be available to you.


    1.An efficiency troubleshooting step on hardware is to start your computer with the minimum hardware necessary to run the operating system. If your computer starts successfully it proves that one of the removed hardware devices was the cause of the STOP message. Otherwise move to the next solution.


    2.If the about two solutions doesn't work, the last one I can suggest to you is to create a bootable disk. It is the most quick and effective way for you to solve the problem. You just need to download a software can burn your CD/usb into a bootable one and then boot your computer from it. Run the software to fix the issue after that. There are few free software for you to use, so if you want to take this solution money is indispensable. Windows Boot Genius owns a better cost/performance among other kinds of software I've used. It may be a good choice for you if you have money to pay.


    By the way,reinstall your operating system can also help you out if nothing important stores in it.


    source: l


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