Bootcamp error when trying to partition

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  1. rezzardx3, Feb 2, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011

    rezzardx3 macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying to get information on how to sort this problem on the net but none were relevant , hope u can help . When trying to partition bootcamp to download windows 7 , the error message comes up and does not allow me to download the windows support software and thus I can't continue . It says the startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition as it must be formmated as Mac OS Extended ( journaled ) or already partitioned by bootcamp for installing windows , help me pls!! :( View attachment Bootcamp Error.zip
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Boot your Mac from your OS X install disc (grey one that came with your Mac or Snow Leopard upgrade disc) and run Disk Utility from that once booted.

    Verify and repair your OS X partition from there, try Boot Camp Assistant again and tell us what happens.

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  3. rezzardx3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That problem is solved and now , ANOTHER! I have problems burning the windows support software to my disc ( BLANK ) . The messege says its ready to burn and i keep getting back to the 2 choices of saving the windows support software ( previous screen ) HELP ME PLS , I really need to get windows 7 running on my mac :(
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Something is wrong with this new functionality. Ignore it (tell it you already have the drivers, which you do they are on the grey OS X install disc that came with your Mac.).

    If it's an iMac, be careful about the graphics/bluetooth drivers! http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3173

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  5. sgtbob macrumors regular

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    DL of Windows Support Package

    I'm having the same issue. When trying to install Parallels, I get to the spot where it tells me to DL the subject package, but when I try to 'burn' the data to the CD, it just cycles back to the 'continue', to 'Burn', to 'Continue', ad nauseum.

    There is a caution about using the iMAC X disc, so want to be assured I won't crash if I ignore it and select '...I've already DL.....etc'. I
     

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