Cant partition disk in Bootcamp

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  1. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    Hey, my friend has troubles with re-installing windows on his Mac via bootcamp.

    He recently restored his HD as one partition because he wanted to reinstall XP. Unfortunately Bootcamp gives strange info and cant partition his hd. I don't know whats the problem is, permissions are repaired ok, SMART status is verified, he also repaired disk and was ok. Still no luck :mad: OS is 10.5.5, comp is iMac Core 2 Duo 2 ghz.

    Any help?
     

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  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Hmm seems like the OS is having some trouble reading the hard drive. Archiving and installing using the Leopard disc, preserving users and network settings, would be the next step in my opinion. Then try running Boot Camp Assistant and see if the drive sizing is correct. Out of curiosity, when you say he restored his drive as one partition, was that through Disk Utility or through Boot Camp Assistant?
     
  3. eXan thread starter macrumors 601

    eXan

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    Hi, thx for the reply :)

    He restored the drive in bootcamp.

    Anything less radical than reinstalling the OS?
     
  4. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps try repartitioning with Disk Utility?
     
  5. eXan thread starter macrumors 601

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    Will it be just the same as partitioning with boot camp? (i.e. usable for windows) I thought Disk Utility can't partition to NTFS format?
     
  6. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    It can't format as NTFS. The Windows installer can do that.

    It can partition a disk in preparation for a Boot Camp style installation.
    E.g., create a FAT partition that Windows can format as NTFS, say,
    and install onto.
     
  7. eXan thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok, thanks, I'll tell him to try to partition in Disk Utility :)
     

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