My new Macbook Pro and Windows 7 aren't being friends

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ncstatered21, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. ncstatered21 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    So as some of you may know, I started a thread yesterday about Solidworks 2010 running slow on my new 2011 13" Macbook Pro (Intel i5 and 8GB ram). Now I cannot even get Windows 7 to start, I will choose the Windows 7 partition, it will go to the "Starting Windows" screen, black screen for a second, then the Windows 7 mouse with the loading symbol will appear for about a half second. The computer then shuts itself down and become difficult to start up meaning I have to press the power button a couple of times at the right time for about 5 seconds to get it to start. Any suggestions?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Bring it in for warranty, that's just not normal.
  3. ncstatered21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    Well just now I figured out that it will only start Windows if the power adapter is plugged in. I got home put the power adapter on and tried to start it. Surprisingly it did...when I unplugged and tried to restart it would not. I have 8GB Crucial memory installed. I'm assuming that has nothing to do with it seeing as I am positive it is identical to the memory required.
  4. tusctodd macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2009
    It might be a battery issue.

    I thought I remembered reading that macbooks wouldn't load with the battery removed. While I understand you haven't physically removed the battery there may be some issue with it. Just a thought.
  5. ncstatered21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    Would you take it into the Apple store as well? I am going home this weekend from college and that is closer to the Apple store.
  6. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    I would. Even though batteries are considered "consumable" and technically not warranty your machine is new enough that they shouldn't have an issue with it.

    I'd pull down Coconut or something and look at your battery specs before walking into the store and doing the deer in the headlights thing tho. Sucks to go in to not have them find anything.
  7. ncstatered21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    Think a fresh install of Windows could help? I mean I might do that before that Apple store.

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