Boot camp issues

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  1. nusynergy macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    Iv had a look about the forums and cant seem to find a problem smilier so please dont roast me if there is one..

    Can anyone help.

    Im looking to install Vista onto my new mac book pro so i can run a couple of games that only work in windows.

    I want to do this via Boot camp.

    When i start up book camp it starts Verifying the and creating the partitions needed then fails with the an error "Unable to create partition as some files could not be moved. Please backup for disk, reformat to Journaled and then retry the Boot camp assistant".

    Obviously i dont want to re build my mac to install windows on. Is there anything i can do about this other then formating my mac and starting again?

    Regards
    Ed
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Google that error message darn it.

    Also, search iPartition here on Macrumors, or google it.
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    What about defragging your HDD, isn't that supposed to work also ????
     
  4. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular

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    try repairing permissions. i had to since the bootcamp assistant kept failing for me too.
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

    boast

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    remove files larger than 1 gb

    (to another drive, or w/e) and try again.
     
  6. nusynergy thread starter macrumors regular

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    All sorted now.

    I decreased the size of the windows partition

    Thanks for all the suggestions
     

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