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Question: Blackscreen while installation "Windows loading files"


I am trying to boot Windows 10 from a DVD, but after the loading bar "Windows is loading files" is finished, the screen remains black. (I mean first Windows DVD boot screen, not the standart Windows booting screen!)

The problem seems to occur more often, but so far I have not found a solution.

Has anyone already solved this problem?

My Mac is officially no longer supported, but the DVD boot method usually works fine with Windows 10 on the Mac Pro 3.1!

Here are my specs:

Mac Pro 3.1

2x3,2Ghz Quadcore Xeon

32GB Ram

Nvidia GTX 770 4GB

Original Superdrive (Internal)

I use the latest Windows 10 (64-bit) ISO from Microsoft.

How I proceeded:

-Bootcamp -> USB 2.0 stick (FAT32 master boot) with Appel driver.

-Harddrive for Windows FAT32 formatted

-Windows 10 DVD to the SuperDrive drive

-Restart with ALT

-Picking Windows DVD image

-Windows is loading files


The USB 2.0 Stick plugs into the standard Mac port.

The HDDs are set in the standart Slots (No SSD PCI Slot).

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Mac Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 18, 2018 7:22 AM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

I tried the Bootcamp driver 4,5 and 6 but without success.

Where the USB2.0 stick is only needed after installation.

I've tried everything and given it up.

I just wanted to install Windows 7, which is officially supported, but even with the original Windows 7 64-bit DVD it doesn't work. It won't boot up the Windows Installation screen aufter "Windows is loading files"

I still had an old hard disk with a Windows 7 installation (about 4 years old) which boots, unfortunately the update to Windows 10 does not work there either (error oxC1900101).

Somehow my DVD drive is not found under Windows 7 either. Could it have been disabled somehow on Mac OS for Windows? (Is there a hiddent BIOS/UEFI Menu on the Mac Pro?

I think I remember that there were problems with the internal Raid under Windows during the installation at that time, why did the guy somehow deactivate it under Windows and maybe also deactivated the drive?

Mar 18, 2018 7:22 AM

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Question: Blackscreen while installation "Windows loading files"