Can't Install Win 7 vis Boot Camp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jtwanabe, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. jtwanabe macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2006
    I'm trying to clean install Win7 & on my iMac. I did it a while back with XP no problem. I think my problem is that I don't know just how to utilize the Boot Camp 3.1 utility. At first I thought it was a mac program but if I'm correct it is actually a program that is run from windows. I have downloaded the boot camp 3.1 from the Apple site. So here is what I have done .... where am I going wrong.

    1- start bootcamp assistant
    2- partition harddrive
    3- format bootcamp side for windows
    4- start windows installation
    5- watch as it installs
    (here is where it falls apart)
    6- watch as it goes into this unending reboot loop :(

    At what point and how do the boot camp 3.1 drivers come into play?

    What am I doing wrong. Please type slowly as I'm a slow learner sometimes.
  2. JaHull macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
    You should install the Boot Camp drivers after Windows has got to the desktop as you would any other install, if it is going into a never ending reboot cycle i would guess there is something wrong with Windows and maybe try re-install it
  3. jtwanabe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2006
    Can't Get To Windows

    I've reinstalled several times but can't get past this memory dump-black screen
    -loading windows loop

    Others have had this problem also.

    What exactly does the boot camp program do?

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