Bootcamp partition FAIL!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by texton, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. texton macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!..

    I have had a windows installation running on my macbook pro for a while, but i needed to reinstall a new version of it, so I erased the windows partition using bootcamp ofc.

    Now when I tried to make a new partition I got a error saying something like "Bootcamp cant create the partition because it cant move some files"..

    Fine.. so I read some forums and found a solution where I should reinstall my OSX using Time Machine... so I did (i took about 12hours)...

    Then I tried to create the windows partition again - but this time i just gets stuck at about 50% - the computer freezes and I have to just turn it off.

    Now 50GB (the windows partition), is missing on my harddrive and no partitions are made! great!..

    Any ideas? :(
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Can you post a screenshot of what the partitions tab of disk utility looks like?

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  3. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    try booting from the install disc and repairing the HD, that should give you back the missing space, as for the partition/can't move files issue, I had this on my old iMac, something to do with a fragmentation problem. The only fix I found that worked was to wipe and reinstall the OS and restore from a time machine backup, Bootcamp then worked like a charm.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    I think texton has already tried that. :p

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  5. LOLaMac macrumors regular

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    Have you tried defragmenting your hard drive? Usually when that message comes up in Bootcamp, it's because the drive is too fragmented to create enough contiguous space for the partition.
     

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