Boot Camp goes to Black screen with start-up modes but only restarts to same screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by smp151, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. smp151 macrumors newbie

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    I have an older MacBook and when I bought it, from a friend, it already had windows running on it. Just the other day I went to restart my computer and all I got want the black screen saying that the computer was turned off wrong and to choose the start up mode. I tried the last known option and nothing happened besides restarting to the same screen. Then I tried the normal mode and that didn't work and safe mode did the same thing, starting back up to the black screen. Is there something that I can do/fix, or does this require some professional help? :confused: Thanks!
     
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  3. smp151 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    XP, I think.

    I have been asking computer guys at work but they refuse to even look at it because it is a mac.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Hold OPTION key when you start up. What do you see there?

    Sounds like it's booting to windows, but windows is messed up.
     
  5. smp151 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I hold the option key I have the choice of getting to the mac or pc part of the computer and I can get back to the mac side without problems. I just can't get past the black screen when I need to get to the pc side.

    Is there a way to get rid of the pc side and then re-add it with a windows software disc maybe?
     

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