Cannot partition even after defragging (pic included)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheBrohaan, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. TheBrohaan macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,



    I've been trying to install windows on my mac (10.7 mid-2010 27") for a while now and have been getting the error message saying that it cannot partition the drive because there are some fies that need to be moved and that I need to format my drive as a single Mac OS Extended (Journal) Volume. I already looked through a ton of forum posts and everyone said a defrag will take care of the issue, so I defragged and compacted my drive and I'm getting the same result. I've attached a picture of iDefrag so you guys can tell me if I did something wrong. At the very end of the drive is a volume header followed by 4 white/grey blocks, I'm not sure if they're supposed to be there or if they're causing the issue (I assumed that it should have 2 headers; one for start and one for end). Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I also have no idea how to format my drive as an extended volume, so if that's what I have to do (I'd rather not, but am willing) I could use some steps on that too.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    A defrag doesn't always fix the issue - as a matter of fact, most people say it doesn't fix it. You need to do what the message says.
     
  3. TheBrohaan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmk, how do I go about formatting my drive as the extended journal volume?

    Thanks for the speedy reply btw
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Clone the drive to an external, boot from one of the discs that came with it, erase the internal drive, then clone back to the internal.
     

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