Neither Disk Utility nor Boot Camp are working

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sclomps, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. sclomps macrumors newbie

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    A few weeks ago I created a windows partition on my mac so I could install windows to play the games I want, however I had to erase it and now I can't create a new one.

    When I try to use BootCamp Assistant I always receive this message: "The Disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved" (here is a screenshot: http://bit.ly/qKF22V)

    And when I try to use Disk Utility I receive this message: "Partition failed. Couldn't modify partition mac because file system verification failed" (here is a screenshot: http://bit.ly/nI4jVS)

    I really don't kno what to do and I don't want to wipe my hole disk to be able to create partitions again.
    So please, somebody help me!

    Thanks for all of you in advance
     
  2. leekaiwei macrumors member

    leekaiwei

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    I had your first error message using Boot Camp. I didn't bother with Disk Utility as I'm still new to Macs. I fixed mine by booting to the recovery partition and doing Repair Disk. I also did Repair Permissions for good measure although I'm not sure that did anything. It worked after that. Also if you're not on Lion then you boot to your CD/DVD instead of the recovery partition.
     
  3. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

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    Did you use bootcamp assistant to delete the windows partition or did you ( somehow ) try to delete it yourself?
     
  4. sclomps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I used the boot camp assistent to delete it. And repairing disk or permissions doesn't help either.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    You did that while booted to another partition or disc, right?

    B
     
  6. sclomps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was booted in the Lion recovery partition
     
  7. niksimpsons macrumors member

    niksimpsons

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    Warning: before doing anything keep one Mac data recovery software because it is file system error and most of the time files become inaccessible after this process.

    Most of the time this error is shown when verification of the drive has been failed. You need to repair your file system before doing anything. For which go to disk utility and verify & repair your disk. You can read whole process (However I have used an third party utility VOLUME REPAIR by Stellar for same purpose, you can use it also) from here: http://goo.gl/e68TP
     

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