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HT5634 Bootcamp issues-

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ben hur bond Calculating status...
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Mar 22, 2013 9:49 AM

I have late 2012 27" 1TB HD imac, have gone through the set up process several times and keep ending up with the black screen once the mac restarts after partitioning the drive.

I've tried with iso of Win7 and Win7 with SP 1, no joy...any ideas?

iMac, iOS 6.1.2
  • rtheb Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Mar 22, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to ben hur bond)

    Did you try starting up with the Windows 7 Disk in the DVD?

     

    If Windows Installation DVD (or Bootable USB) is connected to your iMac you should be able to start up and hold down the OPTION key at the chime.

     

    The DVD (or Bootable USB) Icon should eventually appear on the startup screen.

     

    Select the DVD (or Bootable USB) Icon and start from there.

     

    The Windows 7 Installation should start up and you can then select the BOOTCAMP Partition where to install Windows 7.

  • NephronMan Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to rtheb)

    I'm dealing with the same problem when I restart from the Windows disk I get the following error:CDBOOT: Couldn't find BOOTMGR

     

    and then a blinking white cursor.

  • jsblau Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to NephronMan)

    I had a similar problem and called Apple support for help. In my case, the problem was I left the USB drive with the support software (it has the drivers for the Mac hardware) plugged in to the Mac. After Bootcamp Assistant created the Windows partition and rebooted, it was trying to boot from the USB drive instead of the Windows CD. The fix was to unplug the USB drive. Then I rebooted holding the Option key, selected the Windows CD, and now it started the Windows install.

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