BootCamp: Must format drive

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  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    I've installed BootCamp and then Windows a couple of times now. The first time I had to format my drive and install, second worked fine and now, coming to install again, it says certain files can't be moved and I must backup, format and try again.
    I only want it to play a few game demos. That's it. The Console tells me nada on what's going on. Any ideas what files can't be moved? Is this a generic error or specific to each partition?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Any chance you had vista and deleted the efi partition?
     
  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, just normal XP SP2.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Freaky!!!

    Not much help Sorry.. I guess this is why it's an unsupported BETA...

    Try booting with your install discs and repair drive, and repair permissions and try again?
     
  5. BadRambo macrumors member

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    The only way I found (so far) to fix that situation where you get the error message is to completely erase the disk back to Apple format, then go through the entire BootCamp procedure again which will create a fresh, new NTFS partition for XP.

    Good Luck -- Bob -- ;)
     
  6. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that worked the first time too. I just really can't be bothered to format, install, backup - just to play a demo!!!
     

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