[rMBP] Black screen with bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eduardboon, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Eduardboon macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Hello all,

    So I finally got my rMBP after a 5 week wait and it is an amazing machine. When I tried to install Windows, however, I ran into a big problem.

    I can't even get to the windows installer! I tried Windows 7 and Windows 8, both via Boot camp assistent to my USB Flash Drive. Neither of them can open the setup. Instead I just get a Black screen. That's it. No flashing underscores, just a black screen. And nothing happens.

    When I boot the EFI loader from the windows 8 disk I can actually launch windows setup, but it puts ALL my devices (SSD, and 2 connected USB devices) on a single disk called DISK0. Windows won't install on any of the partitions and just comes up with an: "Partition table isn't GPT" error. Weird, because the partition table is in fact GPT.

    Anyone ran into similar issues with the rMBP? Should I get a replacement? I really need windows to work for some programs. And I do really need to bootcamp in to windows.

    Thanks for the thoughts.
  2. djmoody macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
  3. Eduardboon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012

    Did you also use a USB Flash drive?

    I even tried a USB cd drive, but al the same; doesn't work --> black screen.

    Guess I'm gonna call Apple tomorrow.

    Actually called them this afternoon about the problem; they said I shouldn't use an illegal version of windows (I am using a legit version of 7, for the record). They couldn't be budged to believe otherwise. I'll try again tomorrow and see if I can keep this machine till the new one arrives.
  4. djmoody macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    I used a flash drive.

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