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Boot Camp Error, I need help!

7410 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2012 3:29 PM by GayM RSS
Vinrockadeezy Calculating status...
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Feb 19, 2012 11:43 PM

"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 catch is, my hard drive is already formatted as a "single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume"


I have wiped my drive and reinstall Mac 3 times so far. I have went through verifying and repairing the disk as well as permissions.


Everytime format it as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" it STILL never fails to give me that same error.


What is wrong?!?!?!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • boink boink Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)
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    Feb 20, 2012 12:12 AM (in response to Vinrockadeezy)

    can you go to disk utlity then highlight the partitioned disk. then upload it here.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,550 points)
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    Feb 20, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to Vinrockadeezy)

    You should check out the Boot Camp forum where your question has been asked and answered before

  • Lex Luminati Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to Vinrockadeezy)

    Hey...I just had this problem with a new 2011 i7 MacBook Pro and it was driving me insane.  It was a fresh install (factory install) and I would get the same error.  What fixed it for me didn't require for me to wipe the machine at all.


    What you have to do is reboot and hit control + R.  It will put it in recover mode


    Then choose disk Utility.  Do a repair on the top level Harddrive (the drive on top) It will find that some data couldn't be repaired while in OSX and actually repair it.  Restart after repair.


    Use boot Camp...and boom! it works.


    I didn't have to reinstall, or delete anything.


    ************Make sure you use Disk Utility in repair mode (press and hold Command + R or Control + R)...not while in OSX Lion.  Disk Utility can't access or repair everything when the OS is running because some files are being used to run the OS.

  • GayM Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Vinrockadeezy)

    Thankyou so much for this super easy solution....I have read so many other posts that go into all sorts of technical jargon and I was getting so confused and frustrated.   This fixed my problem in 1 minute flat....sooooo grateful


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