Bootcamp Error Message

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by luiso455, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. luiso455 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    I'm trying to install Windows 7 through Bootcamp and when I partition it, I got an error message saying my hard drive needs to be formatted and journaled. I've searched the forum and haven't found a decent answer. I've attached a screenshot to see if anyone know anything. Any help would greatly be appreciated. :confused:

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  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You have two choices:

    1. Format the disk and reinstall Mac OS X (then Windows)
    2. Find a defragmenter online and run it.
  3. crimsontide165 macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2011
    If you haven't yet fixed the problem, this worked for me when I got that error message. You don't have to backup your hard drive or reinstall Mac OS X.
    1. Find and insert the Mac OS X install disc.
    2. Restart your computer, holding the C key
    3. Your Mac will boot from the install CD, DO NOT perform a new install
    4. Select disk utility from the utilities menu at the top of the screen
    5. Select Macintosh HD and under the "First Aid" tab select "Verify Disk"
    5. You will be prompted to enter your password
    6. Let it go through the process, when (if) any errors come click "Repair Disk"
    --If you do not get any errors then this probably isn't your problem
    7. Let it finish repairing the hard disk drive, then restart your Mac.
    8. Open up Bootcamp and retry.

    This may or may not work, I just know that it worked for me.

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