4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2013 6:17 AM by dalstott
Dan987 Level 1 Level 1

After therestart that occurs when bootcamp finishes installing wimdows, I click option to go the disc menu, and booted the windows disc from there I tried insatllig. Instead of choosing to install home premium I choose premiu, I immediately cancelled and turned off my iMac. Now everytime it boots it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor. I tried the recovery keys but it doesnt boot into them ( i have a apple bluetooth keyboard).I really need help, as my warranty has expired


Btw, it's the 2009/10 fall iMac

Imac, The most powerful imac yet.
  • Dan987 Level 1 Level 1

    I tried with a wired keyboard, no luck there

  • Dan987 Level 1 Level 1

    also having any disc other than the windows instalattion disc ejects it

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    iMac displays a black screen during installation of Windows 7



    Apple has posted a workaround for a problem installing Windows 7 from an external DVD drive on the new MacBook Air (referred to as "Mid 2013") using Boot Camp. The symptoms include Windows booting into a black screen and error messages. The workaround is not the same as those for similar problems with other Mac models that we have previously reported.

    When installing Windows 7 using the Boot Camp Assistant, users may see a black screen or one of the following error messages:

    • "Press any key to boot to CD or DVD"
    • "CDBOOT: Couldn't find BOOTMGR"
    • "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition."

    The workaround involves booting the Mac back into OS X, deleting the Boot Camp partition with the Boot Camp Assistant, and recreating a Boot Camp partition while a USB storage device is connected to a USB port. The USB devices needs to be freshly erased and formatted as MS-DOS (FAT) using Disk Utility.


    I see a black screen or distortion when I install Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012). How do I fix this?
    The Windows 8 installer does not contain the correct graphics driver for your computer. You'll need to attach the USB media that contains the Boot Camp drivers during installation to address this issue. See this article for more information.


  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4

    What kind of backup do you have for the Mac partition?