Black screen when trying to boot Windows Xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MAW, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. MAW macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Hey guys.

    Yes, I did a search.

    So my girlfriend tried to boot into win xp the other day. got as far as the log in screen twice. got a bsod both times right after choosing user. the third time, didn't get as far as the login screen, didn't get anywhere past a black screen.

    It's been at least 2 weeks since we've used winblows and in that time I've added a 2g ram stick. that can't be causing it can it? I have yet to try to boot from the winxp cd(mainly cuz I can't remember what key to hold down:))

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated. For the record, I'm running 10.5.1
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    could be the RAM try checking its ok in about this Mac if ok try resetting
    the PRAM and you hold down the alt key to boot up in what OS you want
  3. MAW thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2007
    Los Angeles

    i will try that. i did check the ram and the status is "ok". but would resetting the pram in osx affect the windows side?
  4. freebird2003 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2007
    i also have this problem sometime. when i press hold option key and select the windows partion. than after the windows xp logo it will go black. not sure.


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