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rwilson75 Level 1 (0 points)

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 Level 1 (10 points)

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

  • rwilson75 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

    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 (5 points)

    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 (10 points)

    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

  • rwilson75 Level 1 (0 points)

    Prior to obtaining professional help I had used the instructions and downloaded the appropriate drivers but could not get installation to work. No other help in the instructions. As far as I can tell, paulmac12 has posted the first online solution.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

    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?

  • rwilson75 Level 1 (0 points)

    The program wouldn't get that far. After setting the size and clicking partition the error would occur. A partition could not be made thus I did not get the opportunity to apply advanced drive options.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

    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.

  • rwilson75 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes- sorry that that post was not specific and may add to the confusion. I could not get bootcamp to create a partition using the recommended drivers and bootcamp manual. Because I couldn't find any help from the discussion boards, I took it to the repair shop. The approximate explanation given by them is what I had listed above. They did not give specifics about what they had to do to create a partition, but did say an additional driver was necessary.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

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

  • Robert_lp Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (0 points)

    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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