Boot Camp Question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by e.magnusson, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. e.magnusson macrumors member

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    I was wondering if anyone had a problem like this.

    I have a MacBook and I've downloaded Boot Camp and run Windows XP several times without a problem. Anyway, I downloaded it again because I accidentally deleted it and when it came to portioning the disks it told me it couldn't do it. I've tried repairing the disks and I'll just have to see if it works.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Do you already have a Windows partition? It won't partition a disk with more than one partition on it. If you have used Bootcamp already, you really don't need it anymore.
     
  3. e.magnusson thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, what happened was I would partition the disk and then after a while delete because I didn't use it, so when I went to go install Windows again it said it could partition it, is it already partitioned or is there something wrong with the disk?
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    You MUST use the Boot Camp Assistant utility to create your partitions for use by Boot Camp. Don't use any other partitioning utility, particularly anything from the Windows CD.

    Make sure you have also downloaded the instructions, read them, and follow them to the letter. All the problems folks have had (like waxing the MacOS partition) were because they just didn't follow the instructions provided.
     
  5. LMO macrumors member

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    You might try defragging the disk before trying to create the partition again.
     

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