Windows won't start on my mini mac! help!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by snakex232, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. snakex232 macrumors newbie

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    When i start my mini mac, i press + hold alt

    Then press windows when it starts up, it goes as far as the loading screen.
    Then the whole screen turns black and it restarts the computer.

    I tried putting it in safe mode, and putting it back were the last time it didn't have a problem, but both options just do the same thing as before.

    I don't want to delete windows, but i may have to if none of you can help.

    Thanks!:cool:
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    How old is the Windows partition? If you just installed it, it could've been a bad install, not installing correctly. If you boot into OS X, is the Windows partition displayed on your desktop?
     
  3. snakex232 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no its been on a for awhile,

    i think its a virus. is there a way to clear it without being on the windows part?
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    You could download an Anti-Virus application for OS X, it will have updated definitions for known viruses for Windows.
     
  5. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I had the same issue, got a Mini in April, made a 32 GB Windows partition loaded XP Pro, nothing else and one day I select Windows to boot into, and nothing, it was stuck. I booted off the Installer Disk and used Disk Tools to repair the hard drive, since then I have had no problems or issues. I am not saying it is as easy as I had it, but what others are telling you could be true, the Windows Partition in BootCamp can get corrupted.


    Good Luck :eek:
     

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