Bootcamp wont work!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by HSTRIP, May 20, 2007.

  1. HSTRIP macrumors member

    HSTRIP

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    Hi, having trouble with bootcamp i tried using it and got this "your startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition" I have used it before and it worked fine, so whats wrong?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Try booting up with the OSX install disk, and use disk utility to return to a single partition, but when do it you need to actually erase the disk rather than just repartition. You can also use iPartition (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23828).
     
  3. HSTRIP thread starter macrumors member

    HSTRIP

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    thanks for the help but i've done that and am currenly on one partition. I thought i could start from scratch but it wont let me grrrr. i only want to play games anyway but its a shame.
     
  4. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

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    im getting the same message. i have one partation, ran some checks but i came out ok.

    dont know what's the problem :-(
     

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  5. HSTRIP thread starter macrumors member

    HSTRIP

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    I had that message to start with but when i changed the partition size to 32 gigs it went away. Now i've restored the drive to the one partition and put all my data back on it i get this "your startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition" eh? Sorry but i don't know how to post pictures...
     
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  8. HSTRIP thread starter macrumors member

    HSTRIP

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    carefull before you do that! it was what i needed but you have a different error msg i don't know if you need to do that. I spent ages reformatting and putting the data back on the drive, then installing windows. It worked but windows is as buggy as ever and one of my fav games wont install (c+c 3) was it all worth it? OS X is way better anyway, jeez all this for just games...
     
  9. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

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    i installed vista last night, after backing up and formatting osx.
    works like charm, great OS!

    but i cant use it with paralles, can choose to use the bootcamp partition.
     

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