Boot Camp Fails Again!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by siz, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. siz macrumors newbie

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    It fails at partitioning and tells me to verify my disk, this issue happens on my Macbook (Under a year old), my iMac (Around a year old bought on release) and my bran new bought last week Mac Pro, they have no link to each other they are all separate and they all give me the same issue, now i need windows for my work program and if I don't get it ill be fired :( , so its simple I need help, or i need to buy a PC ( my worse nightmare i have never needed a pc so far do not make me need one :mad:), Thank You.

    Sincerely,
    Simon
     
  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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  3. belunos macrumors member

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  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Yes because bootcamp partitioner is known for kernal panics and probelms
     
  5. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

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    I have Windows installed on a 2nd internal HD in my Mac Pro and I did not use BootCamp. If you are wanting to install it on your Mac Pro and have an extra drive send me a pm—it is very easy to do.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Probably a better way to do it, if possible. :)
    If one OS gets damaged, any repair undertaken can't trash the other. ;)
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    one year old machine probably has too much fragmentation for bootcamp to handle, it works best with relatively new system with less data on HDD.
     
  8. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Oh yes you can use rEFit i belive i used it when i had tiger.
     
  9. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    oops for the double post but i use boot camp with my coreduo macbook from 2006 a one year old machine isnt too old.
     
  10. siz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. ayeying macrumors 601

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    if it tells you to verify your disk, then verify your disk. You probably need to repair your disk because HFS is reading the blocks incorrectly.
     
  12. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

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    I highly suggest installing Windows on a 2nd internal drive in your MacPro. If you can get ahold of another drive it is very easy to install Windows without BootCamp. The drivers and control panel for Windows can be installed from the OS 10.5 disc once Windows is installed without ever using the BootCamp assistant.

    Send me a pm if you want me to walk you through it. I went through this process a few days ago on a MacPro and it worked flawlessly.
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You need to boot using your system DVDs, open disk utility and "Repair Disk".

    As to fragmentation, some people have good luck using iDefrag.
     

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