vista and bootcamp gone bad

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xdviper, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. xdviper macrumors newbie

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    alright heres the problem, i wanted to install vista on the macbook so i created a 20gb partion without installing xp first and i formated the partion on vista setup and it didnt install so i gave up so when i tired booting os x, it would stay at teh white screen untill i poped the cd and restarted using the os x partion. now i want to delete this 20gb partion i made for windows so i can use os x regularly and so it just auto boot into osx. but when i go to boootcamp to delete it it says "your startup disk cannot be partion or restored to a single partion"
    also it syas "back up your startup dick and use disk ulity to format your startup disk as a single os x extended volume. restoer your infomation and try using bootcamp assitant again".
    now i went into disk ulity and i clicked on the untilied (vista) partion and it i can not seem to know how to do this can anyone explan to me how to do this, i have no idea. i don';t want to format the os x, but if its much easier, then not a problem. also when i restart it gets stuck at the white screen, and it takes a while untill i get to the apple logo and it boots into the os. thx
     
  2. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried installing XP and then using Boot Camp to remove the partition?
     
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    First off, spell check, and second off, get a windows startup disk and use it to format the second partition to FAT32. Then just go into Bootcamp and delete the other partition. ;)
     

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