Black screen when installing xp on mbp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xLink20x, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. xLink20x macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Springfield, OH
    I am a computer science major and I get a free copy of Windows XP Pro SP2 for free through the university. I go to the special microsoft website and download it to a windows laptop. It's a .iso file and I burn it to a DVD. I partion my drive fine on my MBP, then click install windows and the MBP restarts and I get a black screen with a flashing vertical line. When I restart my MBP and hold down the option/alt key it gives me the choice to boot up in Mac OS X 10.5 or there is an CD icon that says windows. If I click on the windows icon the same black screen appears. Any help would be welcomed.
  2. mjenner macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    same problem

    I am having the same exact problem that you had and I was wondering if you fixed it, and if you did, how? i need to have windows loaded soon and it is pretty much an emergency so any guidance would help. thanks.

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