Boot camp won't partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Philberttheduck, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA
    so i uninstalled xp from leopard's bootcamp about a week ago, but i realized that my class next quarter requires that i use some software that requires windows. and i decided that i want to play games too, so parallels is out of the question. when i try to re-partition my hdd with bootcamp, it says a Disk Error. i've ALREADY popped in my leopard disk and repaired permissions from the disk but it still says the same thing.

    i'm even trying to defrag this with iDefrag
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I had this problem once. I was able to solve it by creating a Time Machine backup of my system, wiping my drive clean and reinstalling Leopard, then restoring the system from the backup when prompted.

    At one point in the setup process you'll be asked about migrating your settings. That's where you choose the restore from Time Machine option. This process will take 1-5 hours, depending on how much data needs to be restored. Once it's done, you'll be able to partition your drive and install Windows.

    I know, this method is a royal pain to do, but it works... and won't disrupt your existing applications and settings. I went through it. With about 30 GB of data, it took about 1.25 hours to restore from the backup. I had the luxury of a FW 800 connection to the Time Machine drive, though.

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