Unable to install Windows 8.1 through Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by colourfastt, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

    colourfastt

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    I'm trying to reinstall Windows 8.1 on my iMac and get the following error:

    The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.

    The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.

    The odd part is that my disk IS a single partition as shown in the attached pics ... any help would be appreciated.

    IMG_20160403_101337.jpg Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 10.11.58 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 10.19.09 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 10.19.50 AM.jpg
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    I'm very confused. If you are reinstalling Windows, where is your existing Windows partition? You should have been able to reinstall it in the existing Windows partition.

    Your boot selector shows a Windows partition, but your diskutil screen shot does not. Were these screen shots taken at different times?

    On a different note, why are there two recovery partitions? Is this normal for El Capitan?
     
  3. colourfastt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    colourfastt

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    As you can, plainly, see .. there is no Windows partition. The screenshots were taken about 30 seconds apart. The two different recovery partitions I think came about because at one time I was running both 10.10 and 10.11 beta.
     

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