Boot camp black screen before win 7 installing...

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  1. volodymyrqa, Feb 12, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012

    volodymyrqa macrumors regular

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    #1
    Anyone experienced this ?

    i'm on mc816.

    previosly i've had another trouble with WIN7 installation on bootcamp...
    Well, i've waited some time in case it will gone.

    Now i have this issue. After mac reboots to start win7 installation, screen goes black. And that is it.
    Since i cannot see anything i cannot start installation...

    I've tried to search for a working solution, but no success so far. Any ideas how can i fix this ?

    I want to install GTA 4 :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Try using the HDMI instead of Displayport for the monitor. If its not an option, disconnect the monitor until after rebooting is finished and the installer has loaded, then reconnect.
     
  3. tuthill macrumors member

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    I had the same problem with a 2011 mini. Solved it by disconnected all USB and FW external drives and the black screen problem disappeared.
     
  4. volodymyrqa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, Thank you guys!

    Will definetely try this options !
     
  5. volodymyrqa, Feb 14, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

    volodymyrqa thread starter macrumors regular

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    That helped :) Thank you! :)

    Disconnected external USB drive plus USB connection of DELL Monitor and installation started ! :)

    Tried this, but did not helped :( Thank you for your time!
     
  6. tuthill macrumors member

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  7. theothrsn27 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    Im having the same problem. But disconnecting the usb drives isnt helping. Any suggestions please.
     
  8. Devil505 macrumors newbie

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    You saved my night! Thank you!
     
  9. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, I had this problem during installation. Instead of the install starting I would get a blank screen. Disconnecting all the FW and USB drives, apart the USB stick where I was installing windows from did the trick.
     
  10. Edu.mac.cation macrumors newbie

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    Nothing I've seen in the forums worked for me. We had laid out 50 Mac mini in a student lab and would get the black screen when booting windows 7. It turned out to be the monitors. We were unable to locate a driver that worked, so scrounged up newer from around campus. No problems since.
     

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