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Windows 7 Not Booting--Black Screen with Flashing Cursor, then Pale Blue Screen... Rinse and Repeat.

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Feb 24, 2013 6:19 PM

I've searched forums on many different sites for an answer to my issue, and nobody seems to have had something similar.

 

I already have Windows installed, and I've used it countless times. Today, however, it refuses to work. I go through the regular steps of holding option and powering 'er up, and the screen comes up that gives me the option of either booting with Windows or OSX, but when I choose Windows, a black screen with a flashing cursor comes up for a few seconds, then the CD drive makes its whirring noises, and I get brought back to my OSX side where I can choose which user to log on as.

 

Only thing that's changed recently is that I did a software update over the weekend. Would that create an issue for any reason?

 

Thanks!

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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