Mac Crashed while partioning

Discussion in 'macOS' started by necropunk, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. necropunk macrumors member

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    Hello there,


    My HD is in bad shape so I tried to do a clean install to see if things got better. Since my dvd drive is broken I had to install snow leopard from an external HD, and that requires partitioning. This is where the problems started.


    My mac crashed (freezed, as usual) and I was forced to shut it down in the middle of the process of partitioning the external HD.
    Now that I restarted the machine and tried to repeat the process it seems that I'm not able to do the partioning. I get this message:

    "Partition failed with the error:

    The partition cannot be resized. Try reducing the amount of change in the size of the partition."

    I have free space, etc, and the external HD was fine until now.

    What can I do to now?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. necropunk thread starter macrumors member

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    #2

    nevermind, I solved it by myself.

    idefrag was the solution :)
     

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