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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Black Screen BootCamp Reply with quote

Hi, need help!!!

I tried to install windows (xp, vista or seven) 32 and 64 bits, in my mac mini Late 2009, and when i create the partition with bootcamp, restart and the monitor give black screen, the dvd is reading, but the monitor donĀ“t display nothing.

I connected the monitor with miniDisplay Port to VGA.

Thanks. And sorry for my bad english.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much time are you giving for the install to begin?

I know that when I installed XP the first time, I got a black screen that lasted over a minute or so and then I shut it down thinking something was wrong.

The last time I installed windows, I just left the black screen and about 2-3 minutes later the installation suddenly began.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonCarlos wrote:
I just left the black screen and about 2-3 minutes later the installation suddenly began.


Windows is just getting you prepped for what's to come Smile Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`m waiting about 10 minutes and nothing, the monitor don`t display nothing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question Hmmm. I don't know.

Maybe someone else could get in on this post that has the same machine. I just do not think it has anything to do with the monitor setup if that was working before in mac.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The monitor work perfect in mac, and i try 2 distinct monitors with same result, i think that the problem is the minidisplay port to vga adapter.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, try using the mini-DVI to VGA to see if it works. My miniDisplay port sucks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also try it with the Mini-DVI port. That Mini DisplayPort can be a bag of hurt. Then again, what happens when you hold down you option key at startup? Do you get a picture and option to get back into Snow Leopard? Like what have you been doing after getting the black screen?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the mini DVI. I paid a certified Apple tech. to fix mine and he said it couldn't be done with the mini displayport because windows won't have the drivers or reconize the mini displayport.

He suggested trying the mini displayport to HDMI adapter being sold on www.monoprice.com to use one of my tv's HDMI ports. I've tried mini displayport to S-video, that didn't work either.

I'm going to try the mini DVI to VGA after work. If that doesn't work I'm ordering the mini displayport to HDMI adapter... I love how apple advertises these features, but doesn't support them...

The end result for the tech. I paid was that the mini displayport won't work on the windows side.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered that having too many USB connections caused XP to hang at boot, with a permanent black screen.
Unplug what you can and try again Smile
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