getting an error when trying to formatt partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by babsvii, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. babsvii macrumors regular

    babsvii

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    has anyone had this before... im trying to install windows vista on my iMac... when i go threw the set up when it tells me to pick my partition i do and then i have to format it to ntfs when i click the button to format i get this error:0x8004005 and it doesnt allow me to continue... i tried searching the internet for other ppl but there doesnt seem to be that much on it... y am i not having any luck with this ****!!! ahhhhhh
     
  2. idreaminbeige macrumors newbie

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    i'd try removing the parition and repairing the disk/disk permissions before trying again.

    You'll have to boot up with your Leopard install disk then at the install screen select Utilities - Disk Utility. Then run repair on your hard drive. (you cant do this in OSX as you're using the hard drive at the time!

    A couple of times when ive had to reinstall the windows partition if had to repair this and that's cleaned it up.
     
  3. babsvii thread starter macrumors regular

    babsvii

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    ya i just removed the windows partition and did it over again... its working now... but now im having a hard time getting the drivers for my vista 64....
     

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