Black Screen!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kristianmaar, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Kristianmaar macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    My 20" iMac won't start up in windows. I get a black screen with a flashing "-" in the top left corner. Can this be fixed, if so, how?!?!
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    How long have you waited? Which version of Windows?
     
  3. Kristianmaar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i keep trying to restart but theres still the same black screen. Windows XP btw
     
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    still the black screen after 20 minutes of waiting... what should I do?
     
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  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well 20 minutes is long enough so that you aren't just being impatient while it tries to do something ;).

    I suggest a backup of your data from the Mac side and then re-install it.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Actually have you tried running it with only the keyboard/mouse plugged in? Sometimes external devices can cause issues.
     
  10. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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    Have you ever been able to boot Windows or is this a fresh install?

    Try ejecting the CD/DVD if you have one in the iMac.
     

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