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    Can't install Boot Camp-Says Verification failed, Disk Utility won't repair
    I am trying to install the newest beta of Boot Camp. When I download and then install it it says for a few minutes it is partitioning the hard drive and then says "Disk cannot be partitioned because verification failed. Use disk utility to repair". I then go into Disk Utility and select the verify disk option and then it comes up with the error "Volume header needs minor repair. First Aid faild. Underlying task report failed on exit"
    I'm relatively new to Mac and have no idea what to do. This is a month old system, a C2D macbook pro but do I possibly have a hard drive problem? Is there a way to fix it if so? I used partitions in the past successfully but was going to switch to Boot Camp which now works with partitions but I'm glad to go back to the standard partitions virtual drive but yet if it's a bigger problem anyway with the hard drive I want to fix it. Thank you in advance for any help.

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    me too but ok a 1.83 ghz core duo imac helppp

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    try contacting apple. because you get 90 free days of phone support. they should be able to help.

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    The only way to 'verify' your internal hard disk is by booting with your Mac OS X install disc. While your computer is on, insert the disc. Continue by rebooting, and while your computer is loading press down C. This causes the computer to boot by the disk. From there, you can access disk utility and attempt repairing your internal hard disk. As a sidenote: Bootcamp requires Journaling enabled (last time I checked).

    Edit: Make sure, before you do anything like this, that you have a solid backup in case something goes wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    The only way to 'verify' your internal hard disk is by booting with your Mac OS X install disc. While your computer is on, insert the disc. Continue by rebooting, and while your computer is loading press down C. This causes the computer to boot by the disk. From there, you can access disk utility and attempt repairing your internal hard disk. As a sidenote: Bootcamp requires Journaling enabled (last time I checked).

    Edit: Make sure, before you do anything like this, that you have a solid backup in case something goes wrong.
    yeah but wont that erase the drive? i dont wanna lose my stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by imacmatt09 View Post
    yeah but wont that erase the drive? i dont wanna lose my stuff
    Just repairing it does not erase the drive, reformatting it does.
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    oh well i really dont wanna take any changes and i can live with out xp. it causes enough problems

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