Heeelp! Bootcamp issues!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by amelsen, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. amelsen macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Alright.. for two days, I've been trying to figure out what to do about this problem.. and I think I've come to a halt.

    Some time ago, I had a bootcamp partition which I eventually ended up removing again with the bootcamp assistant.

    Now I want to create the bootcamp partition again, and when I start up the assistant, there is a 5gb leftover partition of the old bootcamp it seems. I just can't resize it... I've tried anything as low as resizing it to 10gb to 100gb... both fails.

    I have more than 200gb free space.
    I have just run a full defrag with iDefrag
    I've tried to do fileoptimization with techtool pro v5
    I tried using camptune (which only works if you already have a working bootcamp partition, which I dont.

    The result I seem to get every time is that I cannot create the partition because some files cannot be moved, and then a reference to error code -1407.

    Is there anyone at all that knows what to do about this.

    I tried searching for software that allowed me to create a bootable disc so I could potentially resize it while it was unmounted, but I havent been able to find any that supports HFS+ with journaling....

    I've also tried to disable journaling btw... that didn't help either.

    Anyone here have any good ideas?

    Best regards,
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    If it were me, this is what I would do...

    1. Use Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) or SuperDuper (SD) to clone my OSX system to an external drive

    2. Boot from the clone and run Disk Utility and completely erase the internal drive

    3. Restore the clone back to the internal drive

    4. Boot from the internal drive

    5. Run Boot Camp Assistant again

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. amelsen thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Yeah... I only have one external disk though, and thats where my timemachine backup is on... so that's not really a viable solution :(

    Any other ideas?
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    So create a new partition on the external, or restore the Time Machine backup with the installer.

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