Boot Camp Partition Error - Disc Repair Not Possible

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  1. Cheesecake macrumors member

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    Hello, I have a somewhat older (2 years) Macbook Pro model, and I've had a working windows partition via bootcamp since then. However, my windows performance degraded too far for my liking, so I removed the partition to reinstall completely with a fresh install.

    I boot up the boot camp assistant after backing up some important files, and went to create the new partition. After taking some time, the assistant informed me that the new partition could not be created because the disc could not be verified and should be repaired.

    So I boot up the disc utility and have it run a verification, and it tells me that it failed and I should repair. However, the button to repair the partition is not clickable. So what do I do to fix this?

    Edit: I'm running Leopard.

    Some further information on the disc utility problem. Everything goes normally until it gets to "Extended Attributes" and then it errors. It says that there is 2675 instead of 2714 and won't let me fix it. I just noticed that there is instructions to boot from the Leopard disc to use the repair/verify if it fails, but I don't exactly have my leopard disc next to me. Is there any 3rd party option I could use to repair the disc or do I have to wait until I can get to my OS disc again?
     
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Since it is apparently your boot disk that you are trying to fix you really only have three options since you can't use the Disk Utility on the boot disk to fix itself.

    1. Boot from a retail Leopard installation disk and use the Disk Utility on it
    2. Boot from the #1 disk of your System Restore disks and use the Disk Utility on it
    3. Boot from a bootable utility disk such as Disk Warrior or Drive Genius II and use the program booted from to try to repair the disk.

    In any case, you need to find an alternative to booting from the disk that needs repair like these three options provide.
     
  3. Cheesecake thread starter macrumors member

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    I will take a look into Disk Warrior and Drive Genius, but I may end up just waiting until I can get to my Leopard disk instead of paying another $100. But who knows, one of these programs could be good to have on hand in the future.

    EDIT: Thank you!
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    I have to agree about having at least DW around. That has been a security blanket for me for years and has earned its keep on many occasions! ;)
     

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