1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 10:29 PM by reeloui
reeloui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

So I realise this is a problem that was plaguing people a few years back. So I'll go from the very start.


I've downloaded a copy of windows 7 professional 64bit from the Microsoft website. My optical/CD drive isn't working, so I've been unable to use it

to install windows. I decided I'd try booting from my USB. So I have the ISO file and formatted my USB and I've downloaded the latest drivers for boot camp assistant on my mac (version 5.0.4) I'm up to date with every update for my mac. Now, I do realise that Apple doesn't recommend using a USB to load windows, but I watched this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z1gqw0ougo and it explained how to get the checkbox up when you're in boot camp so you can run from your USB.


My problem now, is that straight after I have partitioned my hard drive, it goes on to install windows but upon restarting it reaches "the black screen of death" with just the white cursor blinking. I've tried multiple times and keep getting the same result. I've even tried what Apple suggested and only have one USB device plugged in http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4536


The details for my mac are as follows:


Model Name:iMac
  Model Identifier:iMac10,1
  Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:3.06 GHz
  Number of Processors:1
  Total Number of Cores:2
  L2 Cache:3 MB
  Memory:4 GB
  Bus Speed:1.07 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:IM101.00CC.B00
  SMC Version (system):1.53f13
  Serial Number (system):W800992A5PE
  Hardware UUID:A108E54E-3C53-5AF8-BFDF-2CF7ED567A74


and it's a late 2009 model.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), Late 2009 model