Need help with REMOVING Windows partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jamesryanbell, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I opened Boot Camp to remove a Win7 Release Candidate installation. When I click continue, it won't let me do anything and says this:

    "The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows."

    How to I remove the windows partition/installation?

    If I click "erase" in disk utility, it doesn't remove the partition either.
  2. Denarius macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2008
    Gironde, France
    Might be worth having a look at the permissions for the BootCamp volume. Mine are 755 with ownership as user:staff.
    It sounds like you tried the right thing with Boot Camp, but just in case is this what you did?

    1. Go to Boot Camp Assistant
    2. Click Continue
    3. Select Create or Remove a Windows Partition and click continue.
    4. Click restore.

    What version of OS X are you using?


    I just reread your post and I'm wondering, did you originally create the partition with BootCamp or via other means. I don't know whether that might affect it.
  3. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I'm using OSX 10.6.2.

    I installed it via boot camp if I remember correctly.

    When I open Boot camp, it won't let me get past the "continue" button. Gives me that same error message (as I posted above) every time.
  4. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    Nevermind. I figured it out. I was clicking on the individual partition of the main disk, which I thought was the actual drive itself. Once I clicked on the correct disk, the "partitions" tab showed up. Didn't realize it did that until now.

    Thanks for the help though. :)

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