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I have tried to install OEM Win7 on Mac, black screen occured.

Then I erased the partition, combine the harddisk via Disk Utility, cannot reboot to Mac OS, error message "bootable disk cannot be found, press any key to continue"

I press the key on the apple bluetooth keybroad, no response.

My Mac: Imac 21", OS 10.6, bootcamp 3.1
purchased in Dec 2010

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

Try booting and holding down Option key to see if a startup disc is recognised. You may well be in for a format of the drive and a clean install of Snow Leopard and then print and follow the BootCamp instructions for a clan install of Windows 7.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I tried the option key, no response again
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Pop in the system install disc and see if you can boot from that? You do have the disc?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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If you don't have the original restore disc that came with the Mac, buy a copy of Snow Leopard at the Apple Store.

For future reference, use only full installs of Windows. An OEM install is designed for one machine--the one it shipped with. This goes not only for the disc, but for the license as well. It can only legally be used on the computer it came with--so if it's from a Dell laptop, it's licensed only for use on that particular Dell laptop.
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I have tried to use the original 10.6 reboot disk, an error message pop up, "bootable disk cannot be found, press any key to continue..."
I hit the key on my apple bluetooth keyboard, no response...seems that the computer cannot recognise the keyboard
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I have tried to use the original 10.6 reboot disk, an error message pop up, "bootable disk cannot be found, press any key to continue..."
I hit the key on my apple bluetooth keyboard, no response...seems that the computer cannot recognise the keyboard
Try using a USB keyboard if you have one.

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Bluetooth kb and mice are great, but IMHO always have a wired kb and mouse available for installing software, booting from bootable discs etc.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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