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Tarek 06-07-2010 11:45 PM

BootCamp won't partition?
Hello there,

I just restore my Mac OS to a single partition and then I tried re-partitioning but it's giving me an error.

I've tried several times, tried using different sizes every time. My HD's capacity is 250GB, and I've got 108.95GB free. So I am sure that making a new partition of 35 - 40 GB is not a big deal.

I also tried using Disk Utility, both from the Mac OS install disc and while using the Mac OS itself, but it keeps giving me this error.

I do not want to format my Macintosh HD's partition because I don't have an external HDD on me at the moment so I will not be able to back up. I have a lot of important data that can not be deleted.

If anyone has any solution, please let me know.

Thank you so much!

chscag 06-08-2010 02:40 AM

Since you don't want to reformat and restore from Time Machine, use iDefrag.


versalife 06-08-2010 12:35 PM

Longshot... but did you try formatting into FAT at first in the 'disk utility' (instead of NTFS like in the screenshot)?

Tarek 06-09-2010 12:30 AM

Thanks for replying, guys. I inserted the Mac OS install disc, rebooted the computer, booted into the install disc and opened Disk Utility. Then I verified and repaired the disk.

Then I restarted into Mac OS, ran Boot Camp, and partitioned just fine.

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