BootCamp Error, cant install windows!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by akcasoy, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. akcasoy macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009

    So, i have a macbook pro. and i had win7 on bootcamp.
    And wanted to format win7 so i tried to erase the bootcamp partition in disk utility, i got error like "file system formatter failed" sth like this..
    So i simply deleted that partition from my hard disk's partitions in disk utility.

    This is my hard disk situation now -> here

    And now i tried to create a new partition from that empty space. (I can create with all formats like in this pic)
    except the windows nt file system. when i choose to format with that i got the same error "file system formatter failed".

    But i tried lots of times with different formatting, whenever i open the bootcamp to install again the windows i take this screen.

    Can somebody help?

    Simply i wanted to uninstall and install win again, so i erased the bootcamp partition, now even if i partition with diff. formats i cant get the bootcamp work.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You can't quite do what you want to because of your additional music partition.

    Boot Camp Assistant requires one big partition to do its thing.

    I'm also not sure how the GPT->MBR translation works with more than two partitions.

    Normally (if you had only one partition + free space) you could just make a FAT32 partition in the free space, label it BOOTCAMP (as BCA does) and re-format it NTFS during the install (insert WIndows DVD, reboot holding Alt), but I am not sure that will work in this case due to the GPT/MBR issue.

    FWIW NTFS-3G has also been reported to get in the way of certain things. I personally avoid all third party storage drivers.


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