Boot Camp not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AstonM, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. AstonM macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    So I'm trying to install Windows XP on my computer. When I open the Boot camp assistant, and click continue, i get this message "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.

    Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again."

    I have never partitioned the drive, but this isnt the original HDD from my macbook, it was one of the WD 250gb HDD from Costco that I put into it. I am in HFS+ journalled as well. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    You have create 2 partitions. One for your Mac and one for Windows.
     
  3. AstonM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but, correct me if I'm wrong, boot camp assistant is supposed to be used to create the partitions. The message appears after I open BCA and click continue.
     
  4. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Well it did back in the beta. Not sure now. 10.5's disk utility is supposed to be able to repartition without nuking your drive, I believe. You just need to burn the driver cd and reboot off the xp install disk.
     

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