Black screen after installing Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zottffssen, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. zottffssen macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    I've just installed windows through bootcamp, it goes through the main process, but after the first reboot when it tries to go into windows, it just shows a black screen. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on an i5 27inch late '09 imac.
    Any ideas?
  2. dodge this macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2009
    I had this problem when I was installing XP via Boot Camp. My problem turned out to be that I was not formatting the Windows partition in a way that made Windows happy. I would go through the setup process, then get to that magical reboot and bam... black screen.

    I think I got it to work when I did the FAT32 choice for reformatting the partition instead of the other choice you have. Try to change your reformatting for the Windows partition in the install to that.
  3. theheyes macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2006
    I don't even think it's possible to install Windows 7 on a FAT32 partition, but at the very least I wouldn't recommend it.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You are correct W7 will not install to FAT32.


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