Bootcamp Windows 7 Ultra Slow Boot

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by netddos, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. netddos macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    Macbook Pro 13" BootCamp Windows 7 Ultra Slow Booting Problem

    Video says it all...there is a strange "pause" for about 30 sec with blank screen before it really starts to load Windows....

    Very do I fix this?

    Please help!!
  2. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    Are you resuming from hibernate?
  3. netddos thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    Yes it was...but it happens all the time..even when I don't hibernate.
  4. jmull macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    Me Too

    The exact same thing is happening to me on my late-2006 Macbook with 320GB partitioned win/mac drive.
  5. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    My buddy who had an illegal copy of Windows 7 did this same thing. My other friend who has a legit copy does not have the pause issue. The "illegal" copy didn't start doing this until he used the activator crack. He said the same thing happened with Vista (which he also used an activator crack).

    Anyway, perhaps it has something to do with the bootloader?
  6. hainamluke macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2009
    Well, I have figured out how to fix that problem when I notice that Vista also encounters same issue. The only difference is that Vista displays Bootloader error, while Windows 7 doesn't. That's why you guys see blinking prompt in the blank screen. Therefore, I am successful to apply the same method used for Vista to fix the issue.

    + Download and install the EasyBCD from
    + Go to Diagnostics Center
    - Check Repair OSX "HFS+ Partition Error"
    - Attempt Recovery (Drive: 0 - Partition: 1)
    + Go to Manage Bootloader
    - Reinstall the Vista Bootloader
    - Write MBR
    + Restart and your windows will boot in less than 20 seconds

    Hope this helps, feel free to contact me at

    Hai Nam Luke
  7. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    A good idea for Vista but EasyBCD 1.7 doesn't support Windows 7 properly. You have to download the 2.0 Beta Build 64 from the support forum which requires registration on the forum.

    This fix will only cure the blinking cursor for those with a genuine copy of Windows so I wouldn't waste your time trying it if you're using a pirate copy. It hangs with the combination of Apple's BIOS emulation and the crack they use to fool windows pretending to be an OEM's BIOS doesn't work.
  8. kjaxplicit24 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
  9. butters149 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009
    do legit versions of windows 7 do this to or just pirated versions?
  10. Gvon42 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    How to fix the Blinking Cursor slow boot in Windows 7

    1. Restart your computer into windows.
    2. While Windows is loading, press the F8 (play/pause) key about every second.
    3. Select Recovery Mode and press Enter.
    4. Click Repair your computer. (Command Prompt)
    5. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then 4. click Next.
    6. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
    7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

    Type (these commands are safe)
    Code: Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    Code: Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    Code: Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
    *Press ENTER after each command.*
    *Restart your computer.*
  11. widescreen macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    I am running a pirated Win7 on my 13" MBP, and this definitely fixed the lagging boot problem. However, now my Windows says its not genuine :/ I guess this also breaks whatever cracks were running that made the pirated version work...
  12. EthosX macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2012
    where did u get these commands from ?
    who knows them ??

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