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Your disk could not be partitioned. Win7 Bootcamp

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rwilson75 Calculating status...
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Mar 21, 2013 6:25 PM

I'm attempting to load Win7 on MBPr with Bootcamp 5.0 and am getting the error "Your disk could not be partitioned. An error occurred while partitioning disk." No other information leads me to understand the problem. Does anyone know anything about this error and how to fix? Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 9.50.26 PM.png

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 15-Inch, 2.53Ghz, Mid 2009.
  • paulmac12 Calculating status...
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    Mar 27, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to rwilson75)

    hi there, did you get this sorted ? i am having same issue

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to rwilson75)

    rwilson75 wrote:

     

    I had to take it to a repair shop. From what was explained, the issue is that the partition from bootcamp doesn't  format the partition in NTFS, which Win7 requires. They downloaded a driver to partition that drive in NTFS and installed Win7 in less than an hour. I don't know any more details, unfortunately. Good luck.

    All of that is covered in the Boot Camp directions, I take t you did not read them?. No driver should have been downoaded, the Windows installer does it for you.I hope you didn't have to pay too much for them doing it for you.

  • Hernicane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:48 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Yes I have the same problem and I looked through the directions and found no way to fix the problem. any other ideas? would be greatly appreciated.

  • paulmac12 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 3:31 AM (in response to Hernicane)

    i managed to get this sorted. Had to reboot holing down Command - R and ran the disk utility repair. This sorted the problem out and boot camp and windows installed correctly

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to rwilson75)

    Step3 (PAGE 7) of the Boot Camp Instructions, did you miss it when you read them?

     

    Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 7.59.05 AM.png

     

    How much did the 'professional' take off you to do that?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to rwilson75)

    Then what does this have to do with the issue?

     

    I had to take it to a repair shop. From what was explained, the issue is that the partition from bootcamp doesn't  format the partition in NTFS, which Win7 requires. They downloaded a driver to partition that drive in NTFS and installed Win7 in less than an hour. I don't know any more details, unfortunately. Good luck.

     

    It is the standard method of setting up Boot Camp to use the Windows installer.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to rwilson75)

    No drivers are required, you got taken, but it's working now (I hope) so it's done.

  • Robert_lp Calculating status...
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    Mar 29, 2013 1:48 PM (in response to rwilson75)

    I also get this same problem, I just repaired my disk and its still not working...

    But i also have to add that my harddrive is a SSD and i ended up not enabling trim right away. I enabled it around 2 weeks after installed it. Can someone help me out?

  • GingaRanga Calculating status...

    Hi there. I am getting the same error when Bootcamp tries to partition. My Mac has a single partition as Mac Extended Journaled, I am partitioning Windows as 30GB leaving 100GB free on my MacOSX. I seem to be folowing all of the steps and I am using a Legal Windows 7 install Disc with 64-Bit software. My Mac is i5 64-Bit. I am at a loss. Can anyone help?

  • GingaRanga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 4:34 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Hi there. I am getting the same error when Bootcamp tries to partition. My Mac has a single partition as Mac Extended Journaled, I am partitioning Windows as 30GB leaving 100GB free on my MacOSX. I seem to be folowing all of the steps and I am using a Legal Windows 7 install Disc with 64-Bit software. My Mac is i5 64-Bit. I am at a loss. Can anyone help?

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