oops i screwed something up.. any advice?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by erikpmort, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. erikpmort macrumors regular

    erikpmort

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    windows was acting screwey, aka it wouldn't start up even in safe mode. So i'm like ok, i'll do a fresh install, update to the latest version of boot camp etc. well after i restored the disk to a single volume and went to repartition (becasue i needed more space in windows) boot camp said that it could not partition the disk. It said to use disk utility to repair the disk... i "repaired it" and tried again to no use... i tried to install windows anyway and partition it through the startup process but when it says to push c to make a partition it doesn't work. the letter c does not work. da! so this is where i'm stuck and unless i get it particioned i can't reinstall windows. and help would be great

    Erik
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    You don't push C to select partition C. Instead, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate partition in the Windows installer, once you've created the partition in Boot Camp assistant (trying to create the partition in Windows installer won't work, as you've noticed).

    To repair your startup disk, you must boot from the Mac OS X installer DVD (or CD) and choose Run Disk Utility from the menu instead of installing Mac OS X.
     
  3. erikpmort thread starter macrumors regular

    erikpmort

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  4. erikpmort thread starter macrumors regular

    erikpmort

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    did you know you can also run the disk utility from the system preferances instead of bothering with the cd? well when i booted from the cd it fixed the problem so it must be more effective in some way :confused: anyway it worked and repaired the disk. thanks another success!
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Yes, you can do that... but if your startup disk needs repairs, you can't repair it while booted from it. Hence why I suggested using the CD.
     

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