Failed bootcamp reformat help?

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  1. supe12man, Sep 6, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011

    supe12man macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2011
    Ok I was trying to extend my bootcamp partition and followed this video...

    Macbook Pro Mac OS X 10.6.8

    And luckily I backed up my files in my Windows 7 bootcamp, and I used winclone.

    On the video it tells you to go on disk utility and click on my Bootcamp and click ease and ok.

    It's Mac OS Extended Journalized and when I click erase, it tries to unmount disk and it gives me an error saying "Volume Erase Failed"
    Volume Erase failed with the error:

    POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Resource busy.

    And when I click on my bootcamp assistant, it MAKES me download the Windows Support software (I already had that before) and when I click download or I have the disc that came with my macbook pro it says "Bootcamp Assistant cannot be used" - The disk is not journaled. You must enable journaling using Disk Utility before using the Boot Camp Assistant.

    Well I was able to delete the drive from the partition tab on Disk utility, but when I try to take back the memory, it says verification failed when I try to merge my old memory to my current memory.

    I am just trying to reinstall my bootcamp and add more memory...what should I do now? please help.
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Obviously, turn on journaling.

    If you're blowing away the volume and all of its data, and it's still failing, you might have a bad hard drive.

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