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    Boot Camp issues...
    Hiya folks. I got help from y'all once before a few months ago, so I thought I'd come back with another of my problems.

    I use a Macbook Pro, probably about 3 1/2 years old. Still runs like a champ, but I had been having problems with my Windows 7 64-bit that I had partitioned. Frequent blue-screens. I couldn't figure out how to remedy it, so I decided to put my windows disc in, hoping to fix it with the repair function. It did not work.

    So, I backed up all my files, and erased the Windows Partition. When I tried to reinstall Windows using Boot Camp, it told me I did not have the proper drivers -- this was weird, because it had just been running fine recently.

    Now, when I start up my Macbook Pro, it acts as if there is a partition in the HD, and tries to open the not-mac side.

    So, what I really need to know is, what are these drivers I need and where can I get them?

    Thank you for your time.

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    Not enough info to help you. What version of OS X are you running?

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    Snow Leopard
    Version 10.6.8

    Anything other info I should give?

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    The drivers are contained on your Snow Leopard DVD. Did you use the Boot Camp Assistant to remove the Windows 7 partition?

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    Yes I did use the Boot Camp assistant.

    I thought they were on the Snow Leopard dvd. Do I install them on my Mac partition then? Because I can't even install Windows until some drivers are installed somewhere.

    Thanks for the help thus far.

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    Sorry I missed it before, but I see you're trying to install Windows 7 x 64 bit right? Your Snow Leopard DVD does not contain the proper drivers for Windows 7, only for XP and Vista and then for only 32 bit. I believe you're going to have to install a later version of Boot Camp on your Mac before you can install Windows 7 x 64 bit.

    When you received the error about not having the proper drivers, did it state that you could download the drivers or update Boot Camp from Apple? It should have.

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    Hmm, interesting. How was I able to run Windows 7 64 bit on it before then?

    It did tell me I could download them on the apple site, but to be honest I couldn't navigate their help pages. They had hundreds of driver downloads, but no indication as to which ones I need/have. Downloading a new Bootcamp is a good idea, though -- I don't know why I didn't think about that.

    I will give it a shot and tell you the results!

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