Boot camp: "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition"

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  1. Barncore, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014

    Barncore macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2014
    Hey guys,
    Would really appreciate some help on this!
    I'm looking to setup a windows partition on my iMac so that i can play a specific game that just came out recently. (NBA 2k15 - it's the only game i play).
    I used to have a partition for windows on this computer until my HD crashed and i had to take it to the Apple Hospital. When i restored my backed up Time Machine mac clone, BootCamp would no longer let me partition anything for some reason.

    What happens is: I load up Boot Camp as usual, push Continue passed the Introduction screen, then i get a msg pop up that says:
    Then i push Ok and it goes back to the BootCamp introduction screen. I.e. i can't get passed this msg.
    I looked in Disk Utility and of course my internal HD already is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) so i have no idea why it isn't being recognised as one partition.

    What do i have to do to be able to install windows on this computer without having to format my entire Mac? I have a 1TB external HD that i can backup my mac with using Time Machine, but i really need the exact clone of what i have right now.
    Or is there any other way to play 64bit windows7 games on mac?

    Some specs:
    - Boot Camp Assistant version is 3.0.1
    - Mac OSX 10.6.2 (yeah i guess i'm old school now)
    - 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
    - I have no other partitions currently, just my current mac one

    Any questions just ask. I would love to resolve this tonight.
  2. Barncore thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2014

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