Bootcamp: Windows 7 install: Black Screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by superman4388, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. superman4388 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2006
    So I just received a brand new Imac 21.5" at work.

    The first thing I wanted to do was partition up the HD and set up my Windows Bootcamp.

    I got bootcamp assistant ran no problem. I then installed windows 7 professional 32 bit, and it did the usual restarts associated with windows 7 install.

    After it finished the last part of the installation it does a restart, and then the windows 7 logo comes together, and after that is supposed to be the login page. Instead the screen just stays black, and the only way to get rid of it is to hold the power to shut it down.

    I looked on apple's website and they have this solution

    I tried that to no avail. Has anyone else had this problem?

  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    How long did you wait before hitting the power switch? I seem to recall that the first boot after installation of Windows 7 seemed to take forever before the login screen popped up ... but after the first time it booted normally. Perhaps it is doing some cleanup operations that take awhile?

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