Installing windows 7 in bootcamp issue

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

  1. daronj macrumors newbie

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    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

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1680652&highlight=bootcamp+problem
     
  3. daronj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks tuthill, I will give this a try this evening.
     
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