Bootcamp blinking cursor on windows install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gballa, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Gballa macrumors member

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    My tech teacher gave me a windows cd that has unlimited activations or whatever, and my friend just installed boot camp on his macbook 13". I have the same computer, and yet after partitioning with boot camp assistant, and starting the windows installer with the Windows disk inserted, I get a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have tried repairing the disk when booted from the Leopard cd, resetting the PRAM, and changing the screen resolution to 800X600. I have removed the partition and repartitioned several times. I know for a fact that it is not the disk, because people are installing windows with it as I speak. Any ideas?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Have you updated your Mac OS to 10.5.8 or 10.6.1 before attempting to install Windows?
     
  3. Gballa thread starter macrumors member

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    I am running 10.5.8...but so is my friend's and his worked. Should I update?
     

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