problem booting windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by animefan32, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. animefan32 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi there...i have just upgraded my OS to Lion. before upgrading, i have a partion running windows 7 using bootcamp. After upgrading, when i tried to boot windows 7, it cant boot. It just shows a blue screen saying "Please Wait" then the scrren turns black and it repeats over and over again.

    while running mac os, i can still see the bootcamp when i open finder.

    Anyone can pls help solve this problem...? i really dun wan to reinstall my windows 7....thank you.
  2. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    The problem you describe doesn't seem to be related to Lion. Windows itself seems to be damaged. I suggest that you urgently backup your OS X (Lion) partition (for instance, with SuperDuper!) to an external HD.

    Next, insert the Windows 7 installation DVD into your SuperDrive and boot to it. When you see the screen asking for your choice of language, keyboard, etc., leave those alone (or choose English, or whatever) and click, instead, on "Repair" (it might be "Repair Windows" or "Repair Computer", or something like that). There's an automatic repair option and several "manual" ones (like going back to a restore point).

    The above should affect your OS X partition, and there's a good chance it can repair your Windows installation.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Should, or shouldn't? I think that would hose up the Mac partition...

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