Boot Camp: Start up to black screen after installing Windows

Your Mac may start up to a black screen after installing Windows XP or Vista using Boot Camp.

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Begin by reseting PRAM. If resetting PRAM does not resolve your issue, reset the SMC.

If you start up to a black screen on your iMac (24-inch Late 2006) see Mac OS X 10.5, Boot Camp: Black screen when booting from Windows XP install CD on iMac (Late 2006 24-inch) .

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