A solution to “Your disk could not be partitioned” error on Boot Camp Assistant

You may get a error message saying, ” Your disk could not be partitioned” When attempting to install Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant. You may also receive the same error message while trying to partition it manually with Disk Utility.

Boot Camp Assistant error solution

This error may appear normally when attempting to partition older hard drives. Do worry about this error message. Here we have a easier method to overcome this error.

If you get this error message just shutdown your Mac. Now turn it on and hold Command + S. It will take you to Single User Mode. Type the following code in the command prompt interface.

/sbin/fsck -fy

Now, press Enter on your keyboard. The command you entered will scan and repairs any inconsistencies in the file system that may hold on your hard disk from partitioning. Once above steps done then type in this code.

reboot

Hit on the Enter and Now your Mac will restart as usual.

Now, Again run Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows. You should not receive the error message and Windows installation will run smoothly without any interruption.

Enjoy!

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