black screen (with bunch of stuff) then Vista loads

souk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 24, 2008
19
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When I boot vista on my black 250 2.4gh mac, a black screen with bunch of stuff starts. The loading process is as follows:

Booting GRLDR....
Reseting the boot drive...Success.
Turning on gate A20...Success.
(and a whole bunch of other stuff)

Next loading screen
Booting 'Windows Vista'
acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2
Done!
fallback 1
find--set root/bootmgr

Warning: Unrecognized partition table for drive 80. Please rebuild it using microsoff-compatible FDISK tool (err=4)
(and some more stuff)

then it starts the windows login process. Vista works fine, just wondering why it loads up vista that way. Can anyone explain? Thanks.

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CallsignBaron

macrumors member
Apr 17, 2007
86
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NC USA
I get the same stuff, errors and all but Vista ultimately loads and runs fine. I think that Vista and Bootcamp are just not playing as well as they should together. Hoping to see a fix soon.
 

souk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 24, 2008
19
0
Thanks, CallsignBaron. I thought maybe i did something wrong.
 

CallsignBaron

macrumors member
Apr 17, 2007
86
0
NC USA
No problem, glad I could help. You see something like that and it's good to know you're not the only one, even if everything appears to still work right. :)
 

Winter Charm

macrumors 6502a
Jul 31, 2008
803
268
When I boot vista on my black 250 2.4gh mac, a black screen with bunch of stuff starts. The loading process is as follows:

Booting GRLDR....
Reseting the boot drive...Success.
Turning on gate A20...Success.
(and a whole bunch of other stuff)

Next loading screen
Booting 'Windows Vista'
acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2
Done!
fallback 1
find--set root/bootmgr

Warning: Unrecognized partition table for drive 80. Please rebuild it using microsoff-compatible FDISK tool (err=4)
(and some more stuff)

then it starts the windows login process. Vista works fine, just wondering why it loads up vista that way. Can anyone explain? Thanks.

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are you using 32 Bit or 64 Bit vista?

cuz i have heard of this, and other problems with windows vista 32 Bit
- but with 64 Bit Vista i have NEVER heard of this issue... the problem is that right now only the MBP supports windows vista 64 Bit
maybe in the new refresh of the macbook they will add 64 Bit support and maybe 6 GB of RAM
 

DsurioN

macrumors regular
Jan 7, 2007
120
2
Vistaloader is an activation-bypassing crack. Either you're willingly pirating Vista, or someone sold you a pirated copy.