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Can't install Windows Dvd/USB Bootcamp.

1828 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2013 6:58 PM by RodrigoSanB RSS
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May 24, 2013 2:32 PM



I installed a long time ago Win 7 in My Macbook (late 2008 Aluminium) by a Bootcamp Partition, it ran flawless.

BUT about one month ago i got problems with Windows (Low performance and stuff) and I decided to Reinstall Windows: I erased and maked the partition again, and then I inserted the DVD (Burned from an ISO), i got the "Windows is preparing Archives" DOS screen but the computer freezed, I waited about an hour and then I forced Shut Down by holding the Hard Button. I tried to install again, and only got a black screen and not a single sound from the Superdrive.


-I burned again the DVD (At lowest speed) and tried to boot from the disc, but i only got the black screen again.


-Then I made about 3 or 4 different Bootable USB sticks from Bootcamp Assistant (Changing Info.plist), but again the Black Screen.


-I also tried booting with rEFIT and the USB's/DVD, but again Black Screen.


-Finally I reseted SMC and NVRAM/PRAM and tried again all the steps above with no success.


(About 3 months ago I installed tuxera NTFS in the Mac OS partition to create usb sticks and stuff, i don't know if this could care)


I really don't know what to do, and I spent a month searching for the solution. I hope someone could help me.

(Sorry for my bad english)

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
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    May 24, 2013 4:31 PM (in response to RodrigoSanB)

    Hi , i will advise you to download Mountain lion 10.8.3.  download a software its called lion disk maker. u shud have a 8 gb flash drive. use lion disk maker to make a bootable flash drive once its done. boot from ur flash drive by holding alt key. once you do clean installation then u can install windows 7 again , you wont have any problem.

    the reason window 7 giving you problem is u have quite old version of OSX which is great for XP so give it a try . thanks


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