installation problems for windows on mac installs-boot camp and parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kumarngrjn, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. kumarngrjn macrumors newbie

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    i am using 2008 macbook white model core 2 duo processor 4gb ram 120gb hdd.

    when i trry install windows 7 using boot camp after the whole install is over and i try run my system by clicking on windows 7 icon during boot it shows a black screen with "-" in it with "-" blinking .

    while i tried using parallels 6 the installer gets hanged during the middle.(same problem for ubuntu 10.10)

    but install of xp using boot camp works fine.

    any ideas
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    By any chance is it a 64 bit edition of Windows 7?

    Your Macbook isn't supported for 64 bit, although it can be installed with some work.

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  3. kumarngrjn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No i tried installing only windoes 7 32 bit edition .but even snow leopard is 64 bit and i run snow leopard on my hard drive
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Just checking.

    There are many reasons for a black/blank screen and cursor (the blinking underscore).

    Here's just one thread on the topic. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=474122

    Try some of the solutions in there and tell us what didn't work.

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