Hey everyone, I've been searching the internet for the last hour or so looking for a solution to this, but I'm just getting more frustrated. I'm trying to install Windows Vista Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 on my iMac. Specs for my iMac are: Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Now, I had previously installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit on this computer using Boot Camp and it installed successfully. However, I had gotten the disk from my friend and started receiving notices saying the copy was not genuine. So I decided to restore my hard drive and install my own genuine copy of Windows Vista. This is where the problem starts - I selected Start Installation in Boot Camp, it restarted, and then took me to the black screen with the blinking underscore in the top left. I've tried holding Option while rebooting and choosing to boot from the Windows disc manually, but it didn't work. I tried resetting the PRAM as someone else suggested - that didn't work either. Finally, I restored my hard drive once again, popped in my Mac install disc, repaired the drive, and tried repeating the whole Boot Camp process - still getting that same damn screen! These are the only solutions that I've found for this problem in the last hour or so of trying to get this to work, and I'm really hoping there's something else I can do to get Windows installed successfully. I don't understand why it worked the first time and now it's not. I'm pissed because now I feel like I never should have restored the drive in the first place, and I have no idea where that Windows 7 disc is. Somebody please help me!! It will be greatly appreciated.