Hangs at flashing underscore for 45 seconds before booting

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tokiopop, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Tokiopop macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    I've now properly installed Windows 7 to my MacBook, but now I'm getting this problem and can't find a fix.

    Basically, I turn my MacBook on, select Windows, and it leaves me at a black screen with a flashing underscore for 45 seconds before it actually begins to do anything (making boot times unbarably slow).

    This is seriously annoying me, but it doesn't seem to have a fix. :(

    Edit: Oh, some details. Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit), MacBook Pro 13" (2009), Snow Leopard installed, using rEFIt to multi-boot, bootcamp 3.0, and have never had this problem with any other version of Windows.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Pirated? That's the only thing I can think of. My Legit doesn't flash for 45 seconds, it takes about 3 seconds.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. yourashero macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2009
    have you installed bootcamp 3.0 on windows yet? I havent and my 27" imac does the same thing.

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