Boot Camp drivers crashing windows 7 on startup

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kothrush, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. kothrush macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2002
    Does boot camp drivers for 2011 MBP make windows 7 x64 edition crash during startup ? I get BSOD when I try to natively boot windows.

    If I don't install boot camp drivers and only use windows in parallels, then it works fine.

    I've tried many options like disabling Applehfs.sys and Applemnt.sys files from other forums, but those solutions are not ideal as they also disable other boot camp drivers (network, BT etc) and I need other drivers to work.

    This is on late 2011 MBP with Lion install. Boot camp ver4 and Windows 7 SP1 x64.

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  2. Link2999, Aug 8, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012

    Link2999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    I'm having the same problem. Mid 2010 MBP. Tried a few different things like installing boot camp drivers, & system updates before restarting, installing new graphic drivers, and making a new driver disc, but nothing seemed to work. If there isn't any solution posted later, I'll try deleting & remaking the partition and reinstalling windows. Only thing is I installed SWTOR recently and that took up like 24gigs or something like that and it took FOREVER to download & install (although I should just be able to copy and paste the files in now).

    Edit: Just did a flat-out fresh install on a new partition (deleted the old one). Everything worked out fine after I installed the drivers, but I installed them right away this time. I think it may have something to do with using Parallels first.
  3. kothrush thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2002
    Ditto. It's same here. If I use parallels first then windows 7 crashes on boot. It seems parallels drivers and boot camp drivers clash if parallels is used first.

    You need to install boot camp drivers right away to avoid this. After that everything is fine. Parallels can be used once boot camp is all set-up with native drivers.

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