Bootcamp Windows 7 Problem, Disk Can Not Be Partitioned, Please Help.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by blazer333, May 26, 2011.

  1. blazer333 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    I am trying to load Windows 7 onto my macbook via boot camp, but when ever I select to start the partition, it almost instantly stops and a message pops up saying.
    "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved."
    Underneath that in smaller print it says.
    "Back up the disk and use disk utility to format it as a single mac os extended (journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp assistant again."

    Problem is that my hard drive is in os extended (journaled) format already >.<
    Please help as it's really annoying me.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    First, run Verify Disk in Disk Utility on the drive. If it finds issues, run Repair Disk while booted to your Mac OS X Install DVD. If no issues are found, try creating a secondary partition in Disk Utility. Make sure you have the volume showing the size of the drive selected and not Macintosh HD. If the partition creates successfully, delete the second partition and drag the line with the dimple in it down to fill the window. If successful, try making a partition with Boot Camp Assistant.
  3. blazer333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    New to Mac's, so I only understood about 60% of that haha, i'll give it my best shot though and post the results.
    But by booting from the os x installation disc, do you mean insert the disc and when the system boots up, run it from that instead of the installed os?
  4. blazer333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    Ok, I installed it all, but when I start-up in windows, it loads but then black screens and says that it can't be loaded due to win32.exe being missing.
    Any help?
  5. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    It's telling you this because there are some files that are in-use/locked and it cannot move them to create the new partition. Try restarting your Mac and/or using a disk defrag program that supports offline defragmentation (iDefrag is nice).

    Is this the exact error? I've never personally had this problem, nor can I find much on Google about it. What I suggest is going back to a single partition (use the Boot Camp Assistant to do this) and try the whole thing over again.

    Also what version of Windows 7 are you installing, 32-bit or 64-bit? And what model is your MacBook?
  6. blazer333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    Ok guys, I successfully installed windows 7 on ze mac book, but I have run into another problem ._.
    The usb drives are functional, I can plug in usb thumbsticks, harddrive, internet, etc, but when I plug my mouse in, the mouse turns on...and doesn't move.
    I went into the mouse settings in control panel but couldn't find anything, the computer registers the mouse as being plugged in, but the cursor wont move.
    I know it's not a problem with the mouse as it works perfectly when I boot the mac Os.
  7. Finch7 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2009
    I think you need to install your mouse drivers, check online for them.
  8. blazer333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    It's a wired mouse.
    Plus I can't seem to find any drivers for it online.
  9. blazer333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    I played around with the settings and stuff and managed to get it to work.
    Thanks for your help everyone! I'm loving windows 7!

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