Bootcamp Windows 7 BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by odevine, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. odevine macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2013

    I have been running Windows 7 on my 27" iMac for a few months now, and everything has been running very well. Unfortunately though, after relocating my computer desk and subsequently my computer, on startup I get a BSOD. NOrmally this wouldn't be a problem due to me still having the Mac side, but when I restarted again, I am unable to use the option key to pick which OS I want to startup in (Yes I have tried several different keyboards, but none work). I have also tried running Windows in Safe mode, but the BSOD prevents me from doing that as well.

    Here: is the BSOD itself, please let me know if you need any other information, I will be happy to provide it.
  2. caseyfriday macrumors member


    Apr 8, 2011
    Well, I'm not having that exact BSOD, but I'm definitely experiencing a BSOD during bootup in Windows 7. This is with a client's 2011 MacBook Pro 15" 2.3GHz i7.


    I was wondering if it was due to the new Patriot 16GB (2 x 8GB) RAM I installed. The RAM is Mac specific, but the laptop had been running Windows 7 32-bit just fine for 3 years, until last week I installed the new RAM, a 512GB Crucial M4 SSD, and reinstalled the OS at 64-bit Win 7 Pro.

    Did you install new RAM in your iMac?

    Edit: Forgot to mention that the blue screen there is not the BSOD I was getting - it's Memtest hanging and not getting beyond 1 second of testing. Weird thing, though, I can go through 5 hours of Memtest when booting into single-user mode in OSX 10.8.5...
  3. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    Unplug every usb device you have bar the keyboard and mouse and try and make sure that they go in the same ports as before. That bsod description is a generic one but usually related to USB driver types, you have to analyse the dmp file to deduce which driver is causing the problem. Apps like blue screen view for windows can tell you.

    I won't ever have no wired apple USB keyboard left in my house cos of problems like this!
  4. vinoth2013 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2013
    Hi...Even I am getting this BSOD on my bootcamp...I was using it for few months without any issues but all of a sudden for every 5 mins I am getting BSOD...I couldn't find any help so far...So I just removed the bootcamp and going to install it from the beginning...Plz let me know what might caused this...So that I will be more carefull in future...I use windows only for gaming..

    My Mac Details:
    iMac 21.5 inch late 2012 model
    2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
    8GB Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

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