Problem with Bootcamp!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gianlusp, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Gianlusp macrumors member

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    I trying to start bootcamp to install Windows Xp., but one window appear to ask me to format my HD...so I think I must to reinstall Snow Leopard again and after windows? Anyone can help me?
    Thank you!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What exactly is it telling you?
    Most likely you don't have contiguous space

    The standard way to solve that issue is to clone your current system
    Erase your drive
    Clone back
    Run BootCamp Assistant again

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Gianlusp thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry..But I'm Mac beginner but what means "clone back"?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    We still don't know your exact issue, but I am guessing you don't have enough contiguous space... which means you have the free space, it just isn't all together in one place

    You can use Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) (it is free) to clone your current system to an external HDD. This makes a bootable copy of your current system and files on the external drive.

    Boot from that external drive by holding down the option key when you boot and select the external drive

    Use Disk Utility to erase your internal HDD

    Use Carbon Copy Cloner to restore your clone back to the internal HDD

    Boot from the internal drive by holding down the option key and selecting the internal drive now

    Run BootCamp Assistant again

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. Gianlusp thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you very much I will try later!

    I have window and says:" do back up, use utility disc to format the disk as a volume (journaled) put back the informations disk and use again bootcamp.
    sorry for my english! I'm scare to ruin my Mac!
    thanks!
     

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