problem with partitioning HDD

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by angusslo, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. angusslo macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2009
    I have 2011 mac mini, i5 with discrete graphic, 8GB RAM and 500GB HDD.
    it runs on Lion.

    I want to install win7, but I can't partition my HDD because it opens error message like this:

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    however, I have tried to partition disk with disk utility, and it won't work also:

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    then I have booted in recovery mode and ran disk utility there, used all techniques (verify disk permissions, repair disk permissions, verify disk, repair disk) and although it returned some info that I have to repair disk (and I did that afterwards, then it showed no faults in disk) it still won't partition. does anyone have an idea what to do, I am desperate to play GTA San Andreas WITHOUT bloody lag like in Mac App Store version.

    thank you all for your help, sorry for my english, but It's my second language.
  2. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    I'm glad that I'm not the only one having problems trying to partition my drive instal windows 7
  3. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2010
    34.6700N 118.1590W
    I do not know the answer, but I would think you might have to have a clean HD to partition? I will be anxious to find out the correct answer to this problem.
  4. angusslo thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2009
    somehow I have managed to partition HDD, but now it wont install win7.

    I'm installing from USB key, windows file is illegal (but working) (illegal is because I don't have DVD reader for mini to install my authentic copy)
    but it wont boot. it stays @ black screen where one grey "-" (without quotes) blinks for infinity.

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