Disk cannot be partitioned?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by None Such, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. None Such macrumors 6502

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    "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."

    Anyone have this happen? What did you do to get it to partition?
     
  2. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd try backing up the disk and using disk utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Then I'd restore your information on the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again. ;)
     
  3. None Such thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gee thanks. :rolleyes: I'm wondering what to do after that to get it not to give me the error message.
     
  4. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Try clearing temp files, I use MainMenu to do so. Once I cleared those temp files mine partitioned just fine. Since temp files are essentially in use they will cause the problem you are having like it did for me as well.

    Besides main menu is a good program to have anyway:)
     
  5. jauhari macrumors regular

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    Let me do this and give feedback after it ;)

    Thanks for this informations
     
  6. istinkles macrumors member

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    I tried mainmenu and used it to clean my user and system cache, but boot camp still won't work. Which part of mainmenu did you use?
     
  7. bearbear macrumors regular

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    you need to defrag...try Drive Genius


    edit: oh wow didnt see how old this thread was
     

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