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    Little question about Boot Camp!
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    Little question about Boot Camp!
    Hello there,

    I have been using Windows on my MacBook Pro through Boot Camp for quite a while. First, I did it on my older MacBook Pro which I bought in 2008 and now on my my new one. The thing is, whenever I install Vista or 7, it takes a long time to boot into Windows.

    A white dash keeps flashing for around a minute (or a little bit less) and then it boots into Windows. That does not happen, however, when I install Windows XP. I am not sure why!!!!! It is very irritating.

    A screen shot for explanation:



    Any information is appreciated.

    Thank you very much!

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    Little question about Boot Camp!
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    After two years, I finally eliminated that problem. Thanks to a tip by a member in another forum, I started doing some googling and came up with a fix. It turns out that Boot Camp uses an XP compatible Master Boot Record which causes the 15 - 20 seconds waiting time in both Vista and Windows 7. You must use the Windows 7 installation DVD in order to fix that.

    Here are the instructions I wrote on how to fix it:

    I inserted the Windows 7 DVD, restarted computer, booted from DVD, clicked NEXT, chose Repair Your Computer, Use System Image to Restore (or something like that), then cancel and you will find a list of things you can do, choose "Command Prompt".

    Now type bootsect /help and then type bootsect /nt60 SYS and then restart the computer.

    Done.

    Easier instructions:

    1) Boot from Windows 7 DVD
    2) Repair Your Computer
    3) Use system image to restore and then click cancel
    4) Choose command prompt (the last choice in the list)
    5) Type bootsect /help then press ENTER
    6) Type bootsect /nt60 SYS then press ENTER

    Advantages of doing so:

    1) No more delay booting into Windows
    2) You will get the nice, animated "Starting Windows" display instead of the ugly looking progress bar
    Good luck.

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    Little question about Boot Camp!
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    Not sure why you even had to do that? I installed Windows 7 using the Boot Camp assistant included with Snow Leopard (version 3.0) and had no problem whatsoever with a delay. Boots instantly to the desktop just like running Windows 7 on a PC would.

    Anyway, glad to hear you fixed it.

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    Little question about Boot Camp!
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    I actually always used Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows and the delay still occurred.

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    Little question about Boot Camp!

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    Perhaps the issue isn't with Boot Camp, but with Windows.

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