Windows On Mac :: Partition Deleted - Still Unable To Access HD Directly

Jun 13, 2010

I opened up a partition a few weeks ago b/c I needed to use a windows program that I no longer need. I was getting tired of having to hold alt-option to choose my HD everytime I started, so I deleted the partition. Now, I still have to go through the same process everytime I power up, even though I only have the Mac HD - I have to hold down alt/option when I start up and then click on the Mac HD button. What do I do to make it go straight to Mac?

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Mar 1, 2009

I have MacBookPro Unibody 2.53 ghz 15" 4GB and 320 GB

-Partitioned it with bootcamp assistant to Mac(220gb) and Windows(100gb)

-loaded Windows vista on bootcamp partition

-Installed VMWare fusion to use windows vista from bootcamp partition

-All my docs pics are in mac partition

-With vmware i can access files from windows and mac but when i need to boot directly into windows i should be able to use the docs and pics from the mac partition directly.. (eg i am using picasa to arrange my pics i should be able to get the pics folder mapped in windows somehow.

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Jul 12, 2010

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Apr 23, 2010

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Sep 21, 2010

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Oct 19, 2009

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May 18, 2010

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Nov 11, 2009

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Jan 7, 2011

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Nov 26, 2010

I have bought Call Of Duty 6, and installed Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (specs on the bottom) and it worked with windows vista. I then uninstalled my bootcamp partition because I bought windows 7 and parallels, and installed that and Cod was laggy, so I uninstalled parallels, and tried to install my boot camp partition again. (refer to image 1) It doesn't work because it says something, (refer to image 2). Please don't give me bad news! If I have to i have a windows pc and I will play cod on that. I am so confused. I also wanna make sure i havent stuffed up my hard drive

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Apr 1, 2007

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Sep 16, 2010

I am trying to partition my Macbook to install Windows and am having the following error

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-Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again."

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Jan 6, 2011

Running Win 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and OS X 10.6.5. Winclone version is 2.2. I attempted to enlarge my Bootcamp Windows partition (deleted, resized to full, and then resized again with Bootcamp Assistant). I've made several attempts without any success. I have two Winclone images (11/2010 & 1/2011). The latest image doesn't even get started good before I get an error about 2 bad sectors and the one from last year runs all the way through and gives an error at the end. I ran disk repair on the complete partition before rezizing back to bootcamp and it still didn't work. I managed to get a win 7 repair disk to run one time and ran chkdsk on the bootcamp partition that returned no errors. I thought I might be able to install Win 7 fresh and then do a restore from a Windows system image that I have, but I can't get my Windows 7 disk to work when using the Bootcamp Assistant (I get a boot screen with two options (1. & 2. with nothing else visible) at the install point of the process and can't go past there).

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Apr 20, 2009

I've been trying to run boot camp on my black Macbok and have been halted with a Boot camp error message: "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved." It then tells me to back up my disk and boot up from my Leopard DVD, and restore to a "journaled" volume. Now, I've checked, and my HDD is already journaled. I've run "verify disk" and everything seems to be working okay. I've read that sometimes having things related to Parallels on the computer can create this error, and so I've deleted all things Parallells and am still getting the same error. I do, however, have Fusion (though I've deleted that Windows partition.)

I'm hesitant to follow the directions further, for I have nothing to back my disk up to and my Leopard DVD has gone MIA.

Can anybody give me a hand?

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Feb 16, 2010

Basically, I'm trying to get all of the files off a hfs partition on an external harddrive so that I can reformat the drive. The problem is that my Windows machine is the only one with enough space to do this, and, of course, Windows cannot see the hfs partition, and I can't remove it. So I've been trying to copy the files from my Macbook Pro across the network. Unfortunately, this is the part that has proven difficult. My Windows machine does not show up in the list of shares in Finder, so I need to use Go > Connect to Server. While this works initially after first booting up.

It seems to disconnect after a few minutes and all attempts to reconnect just display a connecting box for a short while, and then an error message; "Connection Failed. There was an error connecting to the server. Check the server name or IP address and try again." I can ping my Windows machine, so there is nothing wrong with the IP, or the connection on a basic level, but for some reason I cannot connect. I've tried disabling Firewalls on both machines, and that hasn't helped. One thing I did notice is that the connection seems to remain stable as long as I do not access the network on my Windows machine. For instance, earlier this evening it disconnected as soon as I tried to use the internet.

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Mar 25, 2010

Basically, I have a USB drive (Seagate Free Agent) and a Seagate 200 gig HDD. Originally, these were formatted as OSX extended volumes. When I decided to donate them to another PC, I used MacDrive to access them.

I have since formatted them both as NTFS. After electing to reinstall Windows 7, I found to my surprise that neither drive could be read at all. It wasn't until I installed MacDrive 8 that I was able to read them once again.

Why would drives that have been formatted in a native Windows volume still require MacDrive to just to be able to access them?

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Apr 11, 2010

i'm having trouble creating a partition for Windows using Boot Camp...

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2) Repaired Disk
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Is there anything for me to do? I've searched these forums and some other ones but really haven't found anything.

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Dec 26, 2010

I can boot into bootcamp with no problems. I have been wanting to be able to open the bootcamp in Parallels. Here is the issue:

1. The partition 'disk0s3' is greyed out in Disk Utility. It is not mounted. Mounting does nothing.

2. For reference, the Windows 7 is formatted as NTFS. It is a Windows 7 64-bit install

3. Verify disk does the following:
Verifying volume "disk0s3" ** /dev/disk0s3
Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: efbbbf
Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk.

4. repairing does the following:
Verify and Repair volume "disk0s3" ** /dev/disk0s3
Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: efbbbf
Volume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.Error: Disk Utility can"t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files.

I have stuff on the Windows partition that I don't want deleted. I'm really stuck on this -obviously, I can just continue to boot into bootcamp, I just would rather open it from Parallels. I'm not sure what or if I made some mistake in setting up Bootcamp, I thought I followed the directions to that. I do know I formatted the partition as NTFS during the install - as I think Windows 7 requires it. I have tried installing NTFS-3G - it is installed, but didn't do any good when trying to mount the drive.

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Mar 30, 2010

I'm running Windows7 in a bootcamp partition, along with OSX 10.6.2. I use Dropbox to sync my files between computers, and currently have all of my Dropbox files in OSX. My drive is currently partitioned approximately 75% OSX, 25% W7. I'm trying to save space on my BC partition, and hence, following this guide: (URL)

I'd like to be able to create junctions of the files on my OSX partition and drop them into W7. This way, I don't have 2 copies of each file (one in W7, one in OSX). However, using Link Shell Extension, I'm not able to create symbolic links/junctions etc to the OSX partition. I also tried setting my Dropbox folder in W7 to be the same as the one on the OSX partition, but Dropbox won't allow it. Basically I want to know how I can mirror the contents of a directory located in OSX in W7, without having to simply duplicate all the content.

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Move Programs From Parallels Into Boot Camp Partition

Jun 29, 2009

I'm a total Windows newbie and I'm having trouble moving programs that I've installed onto Parallels 4.0 into my boot camp partition. Is this even possible?

If so what is the best way to go about quickly accessing programs from the Parallels virtual machine?

Could I burn them to a disk?

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Feb 11, 2009

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Aug 9, 2009

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Aug 15, 2009

I had a smallish (20 GB) windows XP partition created using boot camp beta on OS X Tiger. The I updated to Leopard, no issues, still could access and use my old partition. Now I am at school, and wanted to upgrade to Vista. Partition was too small. I opened Bootcamp and used it to "delete" my old partition and turned around to create a new one immediately. Got the "Disk could not be partitioned because some files could not be moved.

Use DIskUtility to repair/restore volume to a Mac OSX Journaled Volume" (I paraphrased a bit). So I thought that I needed to erase my drive and reinstall Leopard. I did, angering my wife (forgot to backup the address book and our bookmarks, and hadn't used Time Machine yet, stupid, I know). Now when I try to create a partition I get the exact same message! What did I not do? I used the OSX install disk and selected "erase harddrive and install OSX" option. I don't know what else to do!

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Dec 21, 2010

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Dec 10, 2009

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Jan 12, 2010

First some background info. I recently purchased a 1TB hard drive for my 13" MBP, and I am about to do a clean install of OSX 10.6 and Win7 64bit on separate partitions.

And I want to setup the partitions before I install using Disk Utility. The reason for this is because I'm under the assumption that when creating a NTFS partition its better for the disk to be blank so it can put the MFT(Master file table) and MFT Mirror wherever it wants instead of some random spot on the disk (that way disk writes will be faster). The MFT thing was true when converting a FAT32 disk to NTFS. Nativity formatted NTFS disks were always faster then ones converted from FAT32, because the MFT was spread out instead of at the start of the disk.

I'm worried that installing OSX and then using the bootcamp utility will cause the MFT on my NTFS partition to end up in a un-optimal place and disk Reads/Writes will be slower.

Ok, so here's my questions.

1.) Should I be using a GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record(Remember OSX 10.6 and Win7)?

2.) Should I use Disk Utility to Create a the OSX partition and then leave the second partition as Free Space? / Or should I use a third party utility and make the OSX partition and the NTFS partition at the same time?

3.) If I do create the partitions Manualy, will bootcamp still work correctly?

4.) Should I Use Journaled or Case-Sensitive Journaled on my OSX partition?

I know all of the questions were stupid, but there isn't any info on the web about it.

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Oct 17, 2010

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