ugh bootcamp partition help (idefrag?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hatsune Miku, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Hatsune Miku macrumors newbie

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    i have a macbook pro

    well i partitioned 20 of my 750 or so gigs, but then for some reason it didnt install right and the only way to remove the partition was to go into disk utility select the not working windows partition and delete it with the little minus. then i manually resized to get the 20 gigs back.

    so im like watever and i tried it again a few weeks later and now it tells me the whole "it cant be partitioned, u gotta reinstall the OS, or some files cant be moved stuff."

    but will the defrag thing really actually do anything? this thing is relatively new and im only using about 50 gigs. and the data is way on the other side of where the windows partition would be.

    i took a screencap, left is my mac and right is where my 20 gig winxp would be:

    http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/594/screenshot20110729at427.jpg

    thnx and let me know if i left out any information.
     
  2. satchow macrumors 6502

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    You can run Bootcamp Assistant again to delete the partition. Try that and see if it works? Sorry, that's all I got.

     
  3. iamBATMAN macrumors newbie

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    Your english is hard to comprehend. However, if I understand you correctly, when you attempt to now partition part of your HD which was once partitioned already for Windows you get an 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 information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again"

    If this is the error you are receiving it is more than likely due to the fact that you removed the Windows partition with Disk Utility instead of the Boot Camp Assistant as you're suppose to. At this point, if you want to get Windows working, you'll need to reformat the HD and reinstall Mac OSX. Then use Boot Camp Assistant once again.

    Time Machine - External HD to save your data.
     
  4. Hatsune Miku thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you T_T

    yes that is the message i was getting.

    guess i'll have to reinstall. but the thing is it actually did not give me the option to remove the partition with the bootcamp assistant after i had created it so that's why i did it that way.
     

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