black screen (with bunch of stuff) then Vista loads

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by souk, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. souk macrumors newbie

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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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  2. CallsignBaron macrumors member

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    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.
     
  3. souk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, CallsignBaron. I thought maybe i did something wrong.
     
  4. CallsignBaron macrumors member

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    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. :)
     
  5. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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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
     
  6. CallsignBaron macrumors member

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  7. DsurioN macrumors regular

    DsurioN

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    Vistaloader is an activation-bypassing crack. Either you're willingly pirating Vista, or someone sold you a pirated copy.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Ditto that.
     
  9. CallsignBaron macrumors member

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    :eek: Uh-oh!
    That is very interesting.

    I will admit I didn't buy my copy at Best Buy. :p
     

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