bootcamp problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JPEG, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. JPEG macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009
    my vista partition crashed and i uninstalled it. i tried to re-install but it says i have to format my disk. will it erase everything or what? or is there a better solution to this all. apple store down the street.
    white macbook 2.4 ghz 4 mb
    warranty is still good

    no help anywhere. i'll try to send in a pic asap
  2. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
    Are you using Boot Camp Assistant?
    It shouldn't ask you to format your OSX side. At most it'll say a partition could not be created and you'll need to repair the disk.
  3. JPEG thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009

    well thats what it says.... but i dont want to do anything to my hdd so is there another solution?
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Repairing the disk is not the same as reformatting...You attempt to repair the disk using the Mac-included Disk Utility application or something like Disk Warrior. It does a file structure check at the system level but does not clear any data. Never heard of anyone's computer breaking when attempting to repair disk, its either usually broken already or it is an issue that can be fixed by the repair process, so there is no harm or foul in trying that.
  5. JPEG thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009
    thanks for the help and i still want to back up my data just in case

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