How long did the black screen last when installing Windows via Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by niuniu, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

    niuniu

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    I'm doing this for the nth time now but because it's been so long I've forgotten how long it's supposed to take.

    I ran Bootcamp assistant, and installed the windows disc. Next up is a black screen, with a flashing cursor in the top left corner.

    Been like that for 15 mins. Has it crashed or is it normal? It's on a brand new MBP so I'd expect it to be faster than when I used to do it on older MBPs :confused:
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Not normal, time to hard reset. It's a known issue.

    Google something like "bootcamp windows black screen cursor" and you'll find that you're not alone. I had this issue during my last install. My solution was to powerdown, restart, and go again.
     
  3. niuniu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah alright thanks for that. I'll reset it now!
     

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