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    Mar 22, 2010
    Windows 7 help!
    I have partitioned my drive with bootcamp. Followed all instructions. I have formatted and reinstalled 3 times so far and still get the same result.

    After I install windows 7 Ultimate 64bit it runs great.... however, when i go to boot windows from a restart or shutdown it just sits on a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left of the screen for like 3 - 5 min before it actually loads into the "Windows" splash screen and begins its boot up.

    Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it?

    Also... of possible relevance. Once i partition with bootcamp and i load into the windows install disk it shows 4 partitions. OSX, BOOTCAMP, and two small ones that are like 200 MB each. I dont remember these being there last time I installed windows on a mac.

    15" MacBook Pro Unibody

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    The slow boot to Windows 7 may be due to some hardware you have attached. Do you have an external drive or external DVD drive attached? Flash drive attached? Another reason for the slow boot can be due to an AV program doing a system scan during the boot up cycle.

    As for the 200 MB partition, this is normal. However, you should only have one 200 MB partition not two. Did you attempt to install Windows 7 twice?


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    Mar 28, 2010
    Northern Michigan
    Macbook Air 1.8
    My Windows 7 partition does the same thing to me. My Windows 7 ran fine until I ran the Boot Camp update. Windows 7 should only be about 15-30 slower than OSX to boot depending on your hardware.

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