Booting back into OSX from bootcamp, black screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gibjer, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. gibjer macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2003
    So I've been enjoying my new 24" iMac 3.06 GT 130

    Last two times I've gone into bootcamp and then used the Windows bootamp assistant to "reboot in OSX" I've gotten a black screen. I've had to force the machine down, and this last time I even attempted to reset the pram just to get the machine back up.

    Anyone else experienced this?
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    How long did you wait before you forced a shutdown to reboot it? I've noticed on the MacBook/MacBook Pro that there is a longer delay (w/ the black screen) before it actually boots OS X than if you were to just cold boot it. I think you just need to leave it alone for it to boot.
  3. gibjer thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2003
    At a minimum 2 minutes, I suppose I could wait longer, but I don't think that's it, you should at least see the gray screen before then. I'm guessing it's something to do with the bootcamp graphics driver leaving the card in a weird state, next time I'll just try Shutdown -> restart and holding down option to see if it's any different.

    This last time I even went as far as disconnection every peripheral as well.

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