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    iMac keeps rebooting

    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?

    12 Comments

    boot using the install discs then delete the windows partition and try again

    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

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    should have got a vaio:)

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    Hate boot camp. Parallels, Fusion or VB are your best friends :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    boothy;8582678

    boot using the install discs then delete the windows partition and try … 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;8582688

    have you pressed alt as soon as it comes on? you keep pressing it, then … 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:

    Original Poster

    casparwhite;8582709

    should have got a vaio:)


    had one .. sold it
    master_chief;8582744

    Hate boot camp. Parallels, Fusion or VB are your best friends :thumbsup:


    Which one would you recommend?

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    ele-font;8582814

    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.

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    ele-font;8582814

    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

    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.

    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

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    Celticsun;8586712

    Bootcamp works fine for me on W7, just make sure you have the most … 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.

    master_chief;8586747

    I've never found them to be overly system intensive. I ran parallels on a … 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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