blank screen blinking cursor fix

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vampyr, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. vampyr macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2008
    If you are trying to install Windows 7 on your iMac, and after partitioning your drive and restarting with your Windows 7 disc, you get a blank screen with a blinking cursor...

    The fix that worked for me is to burn the iso image within the Mac OS X to a DVD -R disc and restart the Windows install.

    I had the same problem, I had downloaded Windows 7 from Microsoft Store and made a dvd from the iso file at work using my Windows XP.

    Finally downloaded the file again from within my Mac OS X on my iMac 24" 3.06GHz and ran the Windows installer using the newly burned disc and Windows 7 installed without any problems.

    (Why Apple doesn't post this as an official fix is beyond me)

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