Bootcamp blinking cursor on windows install

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

  1. Gballa macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    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

    Oct 9, 2008
    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

    Aug 13, 2008
    I am running 10.5.8...but so is my friend's and his worked. Should I update?

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