My boot camp assistant cant create a new partition!!

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  1. alam macrumors regular

    alam

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    hello every one :)
    i having some problems with my boot camp :mad:, every time i create a partition... it stops and tells me this error:-

    "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files can't be moved.
    Back up the disk and use disk utility to formate it as a single MAC OS (Journaled) volume.
    Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again."


    and by the way :p, my mac os drive formate is MAC OS (Journaled) :confused:, and please guy's can any one tell me a way to solve this issue with out the Restoring & Backup thing :(.

    thanks :D
     
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  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    As far as I am aware the only way to get around this apart from erasing and cloning back again is to use a third party tool such as drive genius to de-fragment your drive. However this is a risky process so you will want a backup anyway.

    That said the last time I had to deal with this issue was a long time ago so perhaps something has changed since.
     
  4. alam thread starter macrumors regular

    alam

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    well i remember using the clone program to up size my windows partition :p
    but does this harm my boot camp??
     
  5. alam thread starter macrumors regular

    alam

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    well i'm updating now to 2.0 to 2.1
    i hope that it well work :eek:
     
  6. ruskiwi macrumors member

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    Boot Camp Assistant and the Boot Camp update are two different things. The first is for making a Windows partition while running the Mac OS; the second is for updating the drivers for Windows while running Windows.

    To get around Boot Camp partitioning problems, see this thread.
     
  7. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm having this problem too, and if i use time machine to back my stuff up, i can format my hd, and then go back to the way it was, partition, etc right?
     
  8. alam thread starter macrumors regular

    alam

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    well i guess that there is no any choice to do, so i'm gonna backup my drive then formate :(
    thanke you every body :)
     
  9. bookkrazer macrumors newbie

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    Use disk utility from your application folder, it's in a folder called utilities.

    Just erase the unwanted disk

    google more info on disk utility
     
  10. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    but my main question is, if i use time machine, can i restore my comp to the way it was after i reformat?
     
  11. alam thread starter macrumors regular

    alam

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    well i tried it in few days but it still didn't work :rolleyes:
    tnx
     
  12. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Hey, hope this isn't too late, but I just fixed this problem with my comp yesterday.

    Apparently after too much use/removing a partition data is fragmented on the drive, preventing BootCamp assistant from working.

    I had to use the Leopard install disk to restore from a time machine backup, then ran boot camp assistant with no prob to restore the partition. Then it was a simple matter to use winclone to restore my saved partition..
     

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