MacBook crashing on boot camp partition stage

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  1. egomednog macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Recently I installed Windows on my MacBook, however after a while I realised I needed the partition to be bigger, I found a program that would clone my windows partition so I could restore it once I had made the partition bigger so I went about doing this. I then deleted the windows partition and started up Boot Camp Assistant again, and adjusted the partition map to the sizes I wanted. When Boot Camp was making the partition it crashed and told me to turn off my computer.

    After I booted back up I found I was left with half the free space I had prior to the crash, so I googled the problem and found this page:

    http://www.chewie.co.uk/general/boot-camp-assistant-crashes-during-partition/

    It told me how I can get round this problem, so I followed all of the steps up until creating a new partition in disk utility, I was not able to create a partition, it gave me the error of Not enough space (something along those lines)

    I'm just wondering, is there anyway I can fix this without completely wiping my hardrive and re-installing altogether?

    Thanks
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    This happened to me, i just used the install disc and repaired the disc should get you the space back you lost.
     
  3. egomednog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm able to do this but it doesn't give me back the space I lost :mad:
     
  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    so you booted from your install disc and used the utility, and repaired, and it didn't work. =\

    im not sure really then how you can get it back
     
  5. egomednog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Pretty much, yeah. I mean I might as well give it another shot now.
     
  6. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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  7. egomednog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried making the partition in Boot Camp once again and it said:

     

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