Bootcamp not running Win installer, and....

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Coomkeen, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Coomkeen macrumors newbie

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    I've downloaded bootcamp 3.1 for my MacBook (white 13"), but as it's an exe file it won't run. So what should I do with it please?

    I'm trying to install Win 7.

    I've run Bootcamp Assistant but when I get to the 'insert Windows 7 disk and hit install' the screen goes black, then light grey, and the Apple Logo/Circle crossed out/folder icon with question mark, take rapid turns in the centre screen, whilst the DVD drive runs at full speed.
    Please help.
    Ron
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1461

    You probably downloaded the Windows drivers that will have to be installed after you install windows.

    Sounds like your optical disk is defective.
     
  3. Coomkeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply.
    The optical disc is fine. Been reading and writing DVDs with no problems.
    The file downloaded is BootCamp_3.1_32-bit.exe
    I can mount and open the Win 7 DVD, under Mac OS-X, so again the drive is reading the DVD OK.
     
  4. Coomkeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone any ideas?
    Tearing my hair out here...:confused:
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Just because you can mount something doesn't mean it's bootable.

    What kind of win disk are you using? Retail disk or a disk that came with another computer?
     
  6. Coomkeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's an official, retail Windows disc.
    I bought Win 7 on-line and downloaded it, then wrote a DVD with the iso.
    But they then sent a 'Backup Disc' in the post, so I've been using that.
    Actually they sent two discs, a 32 bit and a 64 bit. I've tried both.

    The thought has just crossed my mind that maybe their Backup Disc is just the data, and needs to be copied to another DVD and made bootable?
    There's no info with the discs.
     
  7. Coomkeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK sorted.
    Saved the Win 7 'backup' dvd as a crd, changed the extension to iso, and burned another disc.
    Used that and all worked fine.

    Many thanks for all your help.:):)
     

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