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    Jul 14, 2010
    Help needed with Windows 7
    Hey guys,
    I've been using snow leopard for a while until recently I found myself in an urgent need to install windows 7 on my 2009 13" macbook pro (2.53 GHz with 4G RAM). Everything runs smoothly except for one tiny problem, which is that every time before the computer really boots up there's a blank dark screen with a flashing cursor hat stays there for about one minute which I found very annoying. However my friend also has windows 7 installed on her 2010 plastic macbook and there's not such a problem. Does anyone who has windows 7 installed know why?

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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
    Moved to appropriate forum.

    What's running at Windows 7 startup? Do you have a virus scanner that's doing a scan during the boot cycle? Any hardware attached to the machine that Windows 7 might be "looking" at during boot up?

    BTW, I edited your subject. "Help needed" doesn't cut it, most folks post here because they need help.


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    Jan 23, 2010
    It's definitely you're running windows 7 illegal. I have the same problem before and then change to another win 7 installation disk with MS key. Now it's perfect.
    Macbook Pro 13, Mid 2009, 8G Ram, Hitachi 7k500
    HP P4 3.0GHz, 2 G RAM DDR 400, Seagate 320GB, Samsung 250GB, LG 20.1",
    Samsung P4 3.0GHz, 1.5G RAM DDR2, Samsung 160GB, Dell U2311H

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    Member Since
    May 22, 2007
    15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac
    Does the cursor hat eventually go away and load Windows 7? Mine does that from time to time, but still eventually loads 7. I know when I had/tried Vista, that happened everytime and lasted for a good 30seconds before the OS actually loaded. running the Os illegally doesn't do this at all. Sometimes when an operating system isn't set as the main startup volume, it does strange things like this. it has happened to me as well as many of my friends, who all run Vista, countless times.

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    mknabster's Avatar
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    May 22, 2007
    15in MBP 2.5GHz Core2Duo | 1.83Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac | 2.0 GHz Dual G5 PowerMac
    No, antivirus programs or any program for that matter wouldn't affect it, because this happens before the operating system even loads, most of the time at least. OP, when does it happen?

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