Boot Camp help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TSX, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. TSX macrumors 68030

    TSX

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    On my MBP i was trying to install vista, i partitioned the drive to 5gb then i formatted the partition to ntfs, then it said the 5gb i had wasn't big enough. So i decide just to start over so i went to disk utility and decided to erase that 5gb partition i did for windows. (I should have used boot camp, but i didn't realize that until it was too late.) Now when i try to reinstall vista i get a "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved." and im stuck right there, anyone know how i can put vista back on and how do i remove that partition from my HD? Thanks
     
  2. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    rather than using the disk utility, use the boot camp assistant to revert the partition back to a single Mac OS drive.
     
  3. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

    TSX

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    I cant, when i open up boot camp and click continue it goes straight to this "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved"
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    In Disk Utility -> Partition. Delete the Boot Camp partition and drag the lower right corner of the OS X partition down to enlarge it again.

    To clear the "files cannot be moved" you either need to backup/delete/restore (as advised) or try making the Boot Camp partition from Disk Utility while booted from your OS X install disc (if a file can't be moved because it is in use).

    EDIT: http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/leopard_disk_utility_can_resize_partitions.html

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