bootcamp and blue screen error!

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  1. babsvii macrumors regular

    babsvii

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    i have a new iMac and i installed vista via bootcamp... when i start up vista im getting a blue error screen that flashes so fast i cant even ready it... then the computer shuts down... when i restart it again it goes to the page that gives me the choice to safe start or start normal. sometimes it will let me go to windows and work fine but there have been times when it just does that over and over again... does anyone know what this is caused from? im guess ill have to reformat or something.... if i continue to use my computer this way will it wreck something?
     
  2. luigi8855 macrumors newbie

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    I Have Exactly The Same Problem After Installing W7 In Boot Camp I Have A Mac Pro 1,1 Dual Core Intel Xeon- 7 gb of memory -2 Processors.3ghz, I have the version 10.5.7 and 32 g of boot camp. windows 7 don't start. I install the 32 bit w7. somebody knows a fix for this? I'm stuck. thanks. This is the blue screen
    "A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.
    ATTEMPT TO RESET THE DISPLAY DRIVER AND RECOVER FROM TIMEOUT FAILED.
    CHECK TO MAKE SURE ANY NEW HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED.
    IF THIS IS A NEW INSTALLATION, ASK YOUR HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR ANY WINDOWS UPDATED YOU MIGHT NEED.
    IF PROBLEM CONTINUE, DISABLE OR REMOVE ANY NEWLY INSTALLED HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE. DISABLE BIOS MEMORY OPTIONS SUCH AS CACHING OR SHADOWING.
    IF YOU NEED TO USE SAFE MODE TO REMOVE OR DISABLE COMPONENTS, RESTART YOOUR COMPUTER, PRESS F8 TO SELECT ADVANCED STARTUP OPTIONS. AND THEN SELECT SAFE MODE.
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
    *** STOP: QXQQQQQ116 (QX85C9Q51Q,QXQQQQQQQ,QXQQQQQQQ2)
    *** MVLDDMHM,SYS_ADDRESS 8QC156FQ BASE AT AQCQ7QQQ,QATA5TAMP
    49A74B9F
    COLLECTING DATA FOR CRASH DUMP ....
    initialazing disk for carsh dump...
    Beginning dump of physical memory.
    Dumping physical memory to disk: 65
    In some portions I am not sure because it shows for 1 or 2 seconds and a toke a picture that came out blurry I hope someone can help me
    I have version 10.5.7 OSX
    this is the blue screen
     

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  3. babsvii thread starter macrumors regular

    babsvii

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    if u find out how to fix it let me know... as of right now im just letting it be hoping apple will release some kind of driver update or something.... i really dont know what else to do...
     
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    If you get into Windows, you need to do the following so we can get the BSOD message:

    Right click on "computer" in the start menu. Go to Properties. You should get the "System" control panel window up and on the right hand side should be "Advanced System Settings." On the "Advanced" tab under "Start up and Recovery," click "Settings." Under "System Failure," uncheck "Automatically Restart."

    Next time you get a BSOD, it shouldn't restart and you can write down the message. When you get the message, please tell us.
     
  5. charlesdem macrumors newbie

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    Bsod

    I have the same problems with BSOD and I have a minidump that the BSOD created. Would that be helpful to you?

    I wish I knew what driver was causing the problem. It seems to BSOD completely randomly.

    thanks!

    p.s. I'm running windows 7 32bit on my Mac Pro 2.8 8-core. When I installed bootcamp initially it did say there were known incompatibilites with Windows 7, though I haven't seen anyone else mention this anywhere.
     
  6. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Here is what a typical BSOD looks like:

    [​IMG]

    The following info is needed:

    If there is a "The problem seems to be caused by the following file:" followed by a name, that is needed.

    If there is something in all caps at the top (in this case, it's "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA") that is needed.

    Also, anything under "technical information" is needed, specifically the "STOP" message and anything else that seems pertinent (if you see anything that has .sys in it, please copy that down).

    The "beginning dump of physical memory" is not needed if you see it.

    In order to keep the computer from restarting, right click "computer" in the start menu, go to Properties. You'll now have a control panel window up with system information presented in front of you (like your Windows Experience Index).

    Click on "Advanced System Settings" in the left pane. A window with the title of "System Properties" will be presented and you should be on the "Advanced" tab. Under "Startup and Recovery" click settings. A new window will pop up. Under system failure, uncheck "Automatically Restart."
     
  7. charlesdem macrumors newbie

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    the blue screens are not always the same. Sometimes a "irq_not_equal_to" or something like that. I can send you a screen shot of the last one. Where to?
     
  8. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    You can post them on here. You should be able to attach files.

    But irq_not-equal_to is sometimes indicative of driver issues as well as memory issues.
     
  9. charlesdem macrumors newbie

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    ok,
    here is the latest blue screen: (attached)

    I can be browsing the web, editing voiceover, checking Outlook email. Does't matter. Usually can't work in windows 7 for more than about 20 minutes.

    thanks for your help.

    I am pretty positive it's a driver issue as OS X and Win XP have no problems on this system.
     

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    here's another one
     

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  11. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    charlesdem, did you load the boot camp drivers and install them sucessfully?

    You may want to try re-installing Windows 7 and NOT loading the boot camp drivers. If you have Internet, you should do a Windows Update first and install any drivers it comes up with.

    Your error can be a result of bad drivers.

    If this doesn't work, you should definitely consider using a finished operating system, like Windows Vista or Windows XP. Contrary to popular belief, Windows 7 IS NOT finished and if it was considered stable, MS would be selling it to us right now.
     
  12. charlesdem macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I totally get that. I did get a message when I installed Bootcamp that there was a known incompatibility with Windows 7 and Bootcamp drivers. It didn't say which driver, though, so I was just hoping these blue screens could tell me what was the bad one and I could just revert to Windows ones. If only Microsoft could make things that easy. This ins't a big deal as I have win XP on dual boot and it's fine. I just like Windows 7 so far so I was looking forward to putting it through its paces.

    thanks
     
  13. babsvii thread starter macrumors regular

    babsvii

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    i will have to try and take a pic of mine... im not sure what it says but from reading another thread it sounds like it has something to do with the new ati drivers... i have windows vista 64bit installed just so u all know... it only goes to the blue screen sometimes when starting up before it loads. most of the time it starts just fine.... just gets annoying when it does it 2 or 3 times in a row sometimes... im guessing once apple releases new drivers for the new cards it will be fixed... fingers crossed... but i could be wrong, just seems to be what other ppl are thinking so im going along with that...
     
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