2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2012 7:10 PM by Nick Lewis
carlsbad27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello. I have recently upgraded an older white intel iMac (24", 2.16ghz) to Snow Leopard and figured it would be nice to also install Windows 7. I used the BootCamp installer, partitioned, loaded in the Windows 7 32bit DVD, and got through the entire install process... until it became time to finalize the install, and Win7 entered into a cycle of looping reboots.

 

There was a BSOD that had nvlddmkm.sys as the culprit. I have not been able to finalize Win7's installation, and even booting into safe mode doesn't work as the installation cannot go through in that mode.

 

This thread:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1997359

essentially petered out before a solution was listed. Do any of the experts on this board have a solution? Thank you.

  • carlsbad27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Solution found:

     

    Booted back into OSX, installed NTFS-3G, went into the Win7 volume while in OSX, navigated to System32>Drivers, then deleted nvlddmkm.sys which allowed me to reboot into Win7 and complete the installation process. Then I went to the Nvidia site while in Win7, downloaded the driver for the video card (7300 GT) and everything worked out fine.

     

    Hopefully this can be a good reference for anybody else with this issue.

  • Nick Lewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you SO MUCH!!! This helped me solve my problem!

     

    For anyone running Lion that downloading the final version of MacFuse and the NTFS 3G drivers was enough to let me delete the driver. I was then able to finish windows setup & install the boot camp drivers.

     

    I still need to verify if the boot camp drivers installed a new Nvidia driver or if I need to download from Nvidia, but right now I am much happier than I was an hour ago!

     

    And my 8 year old son who wants to play some Windows games is MUUUUUUUUCH happier too!

     

    Boo to MS for not letting me at least safe boot to the command line during setup to delete the driver that way.