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iMac keeps rebooting

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Hi guys,

I updated Windows 7 last night via Microsoft; restarted the Mac, and now I can't get onto either Snow leopard or Windows 7. (I have a dual boot)

Boot camp only shows Windows 7 icon at boot up (where's Snow gone?). Once it gets to Windows 7 logo, it freezes and then decides to reboot again.

Anyone know how to fix this please?
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
boot using the install discs then delete the windows partition and try again
#2
have you pressed alt as soon as it comes on? you keep pressing it, then hold..well thats what i do and my imac is runing the same stuff as yours
#3
should have got a vaio:)
banned#4
Hate boot camp. Parallels, Fusion or VB are your best friends :thumbsup:
#5
boothy
boot using the install discs then delete the windows partition and try again

Will do but will this happen again if I update my Windows 7 (again)? Or is there a file from Microsoft I shouldn't be downloading?
sig1169
have you pressed alt as soon as it comes on? you keep pressing it, then hold..well thats what i do and my imac is runing the same stuff as yours

Yes - it was showing both systems before the update. Now only shows windows 7, which I can't get onto :thinking:
#6
casparwhite
should have got a vaio:)

had one .. sold it :)
master_chief
Hate boot camp. Parallels, Fusion or VB are your best friends :thumbsup:

Which one would you recommend? :)
banned#7
ele-font
had one .. sold it :)

Which one would you recommend? :)


VB is free and works fine according to a friend. I used Parallels myself and had no problems.
#8
ele-font
had one .. sold it :)

Which one would you recommend? :)


i know, ive been watching the series from the begining:w00t:

episode 9: imac keeps rebooting
#9
i'm using Parallels with windows 7 Install. very fast indeed.
also Bootcamp still doesn't work as well with Windows 7. so i would stay away.
#10
Bootcamp works fine for me on W7, just make sure you have the most recent update of bootcamp.

Parralles, VB and Fushion are all fine but I find them system intensive and useless if you want to play games.

It sounds like something is corrupt in your startup/login prefs.

You could try starting up with the OSX Disc and doing some disk utility checks
banned#11
Celticsun
Bootcamp works fine for me on W7, just make sure you have the most recent update of bootcamp.

Parralles, VB and Fushion are all fine but I find them system intensive and useless if you want to play games.

It sounds like something is corrupt in your startup/login prefs.

You could try starting up with the OSX Disc and doing some disk utility checks


I've never found them to be overly system intensive. I ran parallels on a bottom spec Macbook Pro with multiple simultaneous OSes running for server/client testing with no issues apart from sluggishness on wakeup. I'd never touch a Mac for gaming anyway but a VM should be fine for less system intensive games.
#12
master_chief
I've never found them to be overly system intensive. I ran parallels on a bottom spec Macbook Pro with multiple simultaneous OSes running for server/client testing with no issues apart from sluggishness on wakeup. I'd never touch a Mac for gaming anyway but a VM should be fine for less system intensive games.


Its definetly got better but for video rendering and large importing/exporting I do find the (virtual) switches lag a little except for on the Mac Pro (Nehalem Series)

As far as gaming is concerned Games (hardware depending) I wouldn't dream of running on the OSX side, sloppy porting and unsupported hardware utilities like Graphics control panels. But on the Windows side are more than acceptable (once again hardware depending)

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