Booting back into OSX from bootcamp, black screen

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

  1. gibjer macrumors member

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    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

    iLog.Genius

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    Toronto, Ontario
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    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

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    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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