Windows® Boot Camp Black Screen
Why does the black screen error occurs while booting Windows through Boot Camp and ways to fix such issue?
Boot Camp is a type of software utility which is designed by Apple. This would allow the Intel-based Macintosh computers to run the Linux and the Windows Operating Systems. You could see that this software would give assist in the partitioning hard-drive space for installing other compatible OS. It is seen that after the installation of Windows through the Boot Camp, there would be appearance of black screen while booting. If the PRAM, NVRAM, PMU have got any issues, this issue would arise. You could solve this type of error without any difficulties. You have to reset all these features and this would go to default conditions.
Below given points are the tips to solve the black screen error while booting Windows through Boot Camp:
- Resetting PRAM and NVRAM
- Resetting Power Management Unit (PMU)
- Resetting the SMC
Resetting PRAM and NVRAM
You need to reset the nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) and the parameter random access memory (PRAM) on the Macintosh computers. You would firstly shut down the system. Then, try to locate the keys present on the keyboard and these keys are Command, Option, P, and R. Then, press and hold those Command-Option-P-R keys simultaneously. You have to press these keys before the gray screen would appear. You would try to hold these keys till the system restarts. After that, you would release those keys.
Resetting Power Management Unit (PMU)
You have to reset the Power Management Unit. It is seen that the Power Manager is an integrated circuit which is found on logic board of the iBook and PowerBook. This is needed for the power management of the system and would control the hard disk spin down and the back lighting. By time this Power Manager would be unstable and cause issues with computer operation like windows boot camp black screen. If there is any hardware failure of the PMU, you need to reset that. You have to turn the system off and disconnect AC adapter and the system battery. Then press and hold the button for 5 seconds and release that. You would then reconnect all and have to press the Power button to restart the system.
SMC means that System Management Controller. You have to try to reset this SMC for solving this Windows boot camp black screen. In order to reset the SMC on the MAC portables having the battery, firstly you have to shut down the system. You would then try to disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the system if it is present there. Then you would remove the battery and have to press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. After that you need to reconnect the MagSafe power adapter and also the battery. You have to then turn on the system.
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