boot problems with Vista/bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mightypants, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. mightypants macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    I installed Vista Business, bootcamp drivers, all necessary updates, etc. Since then, every time I reboot from Vista to Leopard, it stalls on the loading menu for 6-8 minutes, and when I finally get to the desktop the clock has been set back 7 hours. This also happens about 30% of the time when restarting from Leopard to Leopard. I spoke with Applecare, and they basically won't help me because they claim the problem is with Windows. :(

    Does anyone have any idea what the problem is, or how to possibly fix it?

  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    This is a known issue in the boot loader of Windows, the hardware, and Leopard. I get it all the time with mine. There is really nothing you can do about it unless you go down to the kernel or even hardware.
  3. mightypants thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Can you elaborate on this a little? I spent some more time on the phone with Applecare, and they suggested there might be something wrong with my boot EFI. Since I'm covered by Applecare, I can have that replaced.
  4. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Common issue. I managed to 'fix' mine by changing my time zone in OS X. Since I live in the GMT +8 timezone, OS X automatically adds 8 hours to my time every time I switch between Windows and OS X. I simply changed my time zone in OS X to GMT so it won't fiddle with my time.
  5. mightypants thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    I was actually able to fix the time zone issue by resetting to default and then re-selecting my time zone. The bigger problem is the stall during boot-up.

    LtRammstein, can you post a link to other threads that discuss this problem. I haven't been able to find any on this or other sites. Thanks.

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