Windows 7 black screen hanging on bootup

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Melbatoaster, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Melbatoaster macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2011
    I've got Windows 7 ultimate installed on my mid 2011 mbp.

    It has been running with no issues for some time now. I was playing a game today, alt tabbed for a minute and when I returned there were some oddities (spacebar was acting like it was being held down) so I decided to reboot.

    Now everytime I reboot it brings me to the windows disk manager, and I can't get it to launch windows. No matter what option I select it just hangs on a black boot up screen. I tried rebooting and holding down option to boot into snow leopard but it's not giving me the option.

    Any ideas?
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    Have you tried safe booting, resetting your mac,nvram and resetting smc?

    When none of this works, you might want to insert your install CD (or boot from the restore partition for Lion) and check if something's wrong with your drive. (I guess, that's hard with the Lion partition :D, but you could still try it).

    Else, bring it to an apple store, you hardware might be faulty. Does the hard drive make a weird ticking sound?

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