Problem partitioning my harddrive, and bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by airbagit13, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. airbagit13 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    I tried to use Bootcamp to install Windows XP Professional. When trying to partition through bootcamp i got this error:

    "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

    Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Volume. Restore your info to the disk and try using bootcamp assistant again."

    I tried to create a journaled partition after using the disk utility to fix any problems which it found none. The problem was that the partitioning never stopped it went on for hours till i finally canceled it.

    Whats wrong here?

    I also have a problem with VMware Fusion which you can find here:
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Your hard drive's fragged. Use iDefrag to compact everything
  3. airbagit13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    I downloaded iDefrag and used it and it said that i had no errors.

    This is getting so frustrating.
  4. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    I had this problem with my MacBook.
    I didn't get it sorted out. My PC died so I replaced it with an iMac.
    Boot camp works on it.

    Perhaps try something to do with the boot part type EFI .... something
    I know confusing but ...
  5. airbagit13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    During the bootcamp partition its getting stuck on:

    "Modifying Partition Map."

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