Problem trying to delete Windows partition using Bootcamp assistant.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Nando777, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Nando777 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys this is my first thread so sorry if i did something wrong or broke oany rule but anyway.

    I am trying to delete my windows partition using the bootcamp assitant (following this site : http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/01/26/how-to-delete-a-boot-camp-partition/), then i clicked on restore but its been restoring for a long time and nothing happens.

    Can you guys give me any suggestions?

    Any help is welcome.

    Anyway Thankyou.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Is it possible the password prompt (screen 5) is hidden behind something else?

    Do you ever see a screen like #6?

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  3. Nando777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah man i did all the steps and got this screen going on but it has been going on for too long and seems like it never ends.

    any solutions?

    Anyway Thankyou.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    You can do it entirely manually in Disk Utility. Go to the Partition tab. Select the Windows partition. Hit the minus sign to delete it. Then drag the lower right corner of the Mac partition down to resize it.

    If you try this, you might get an idea of what is taking so long and get a better error message.

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    Nando777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bad news, i tried what you said and got an error:(

    anyway thankyou for all your help so far.

    If you got another way to fix my problem please tell me.
     
  7. Nando777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankyou, i did it :)

    Thankyou so much for helping.

    Thankyou.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Please update the thread with what the error was and how you got around it.

    Glad you solved it.

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  9. jaclynj macrumors newbie

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    No partition tab--help!

    What if you don't have a Partition tab within the disk utility? I have OS 10.4.11 so maybe they added the partition tab later? I can click the Windows drive/parallel but it won't let me erase it. The option to erase is grayed out. In info, it says my Windows drive is read only, so that might be part of the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     

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