Long booting up to Windows 7? Black screen with '_'

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by alazahee, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. alazahee macrumors newbie

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    Hey Forum!
    Why is it that now after i install windows 7 via boot camp, now eveytime when i wanted to boot to windows the black screen with a flashing '_' at the top left hand corner flash for very long, like around 2 mins?
    Please Help!
    Thanks
    Regards
    Ala.
     
  2. greythorne macrumors regular

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    If my memory serves me right, i read somewhere here that, the cause for it must be some kind of activation crack in use hence when you start W7 via bootcamp you will encounter a long startup time. But i could be wrong on this!
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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  4. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    OEM copies often do this (mine does) which is why Apple doesn't recommend them but they do work.
     

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