Bootcamp won't work, Keep trying everything!!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kevsta26, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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    So I've been trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate on my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 running OS X Lion 10.7.3 and there's been no luck! Every time I go to bootcamp assistant and I try to make the partition for windows it works for a minute and then pops up saying

    The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

    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.

    I've tried a lot of things like repairing the disk, using iDefrag, making my own FAT partition which also fails, and doing a full restore from snow leopard back to lion using the sl disk. I did loose some harddrive space at one point and happened to delete my Recovery HD to see if that would fix the problem, which it didn't, so I just recently reinstalled OS X Lion from the App store and now I have all my harddrive space back and the Recovery HD... I'm just really stuck and have been trying and trying for days to fix this, but there's no luck :( Please help, Thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You tried a lot, but you didn't do what it said - which is the only way to truly avoid that error.
     
  3. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don't have anything to back up the drive, and I've reinstalled the entire computer with the Snow Leopard Disk without backing up at all and loosing everything, but I still have this error? Maybe I should try it again?
     
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    What about a simple Clean Install deleting the entire HDD*?:
    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:

    *
     
  5. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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