Installing windows 7 in bootcamp issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by daronj, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. daronj macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue. I am a fairly new mac user. I bought a second hand late 2009 27" imac. The superdrive would not eject cds so I replaced it with an SSD. I am using a generic external USB DVD drive and attempting to install windows 7 via bootcamp.

    When I run bootcamp, I partition my SSD to accept windows. When I restart to boot from the windows DVD by holding the Option key, I see the windows disk. However when I try to boot from it, I just get a black screen. I can boot from this DVD on my windows laptop so I believe the disk is fine.

    I've done a lot of google searches and see a lot of issues regarding bootcamp, but nothing to resolve this issue. Any assistance would be appreciated.
  2. tuthill macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
  3. daronj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    Thanks tuthill, I will give this a try this evening.
  4. danjanahannah macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Ashburn, VA

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