Windows 7 installation loop on OS X Lion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kuchitachi, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Kuchitachi macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2012
    After DAYS of trying to resolve this by searching on Google, I`ve decided to directly list my problem here to see if anyone is experiencing any similar problems or has a solution.

    Problem: When trying to install Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro, everything was going smooth and at the words "Completing Installation..." the installation freezes and I reboot the computer, once rebooted, a message pops up

    "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

    and after clicking "OK", the computer restarts and comes back to the very same message, even after about 30+ tries. It`s an endless loop.

    - I`ve had Windows 7 previously on this Mac, and I uninstalled the partition and now I`m trying to re-install Windows 7 by giving it a BIGGER partition (More memory for Windows 7 and less for OS X)

    - I`ve tried booting the disk at startup AND the Windows Partition, but both have the same problem.

    - I`ve tried the "Repair" option

    - Used Bootcamp Assistant to partition the disk, have tried deleting the partition and remaking a new one, still the same problem

    - It`s definitely not the disk itself

    - I`ve tried reinstalling multiple times and even waiting 8+ hours at "Completing Installation..." (the part where it normally freezes) no signs of change.

    - Windows 7 32bit home edition
    - Bootcamp Assistant
    - 13" Macbook Pro, Mid 2010
    - OS X Lion 10.7.3
    - Graphics: NIVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB
    - Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    - Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Please help out if you can!
  2. reptilou macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012

    I'm having the exact same problem. Have you managed how to solve it?


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