1. Stray's Avatar
    Hey guys. So im about to restore my whole mac using the snow leopard cd but i was wondering about some stuff. I have windows 7 installed on it using bootcamp. Now i had that done by my dad's friend who kept my win 7 cd because i thought i wouldn't need it. If i restored the mac would that hard drive partition erase? The reason im asking is because the only reason i am doing this is because i have 150gb that will not join the OS X hard drive and im sick of not being able to use that partition. Thanks. Im also realizing my microsoft word excel etc will need to be reinstalled too? That isn't a problem ill just need to find the cd
    2011-05-14 05:32 PM
  2. Simon's Avatar
    Is bootcamp assistant not working to regain that 150gb?
    2011-05-14 07:01 PM
  3. Stray's Avatar
    no it isn't and now im wondering if i should completely erase windows or not
    2011-05-14 07:02 PM
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    2011-05-14 07:04 PM
  5. Stray's Avatar
    yes and i just removed the windows partition as i dont think id need it anymore the error just says cannot verify but that is in disk utility
    2011-05-14 07:05 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    Put your snow leopard disk in, hold C on boot up. But instead of reinstalling open disk utility and repair the disk and permissions. Then boot it back up normally after and try to regain that space again.
    2011-05-14 07:11 PM
  7. Stray's Avatar
    Thank you Simon it worked i have 400gb back out of the 500gb! of course those 100 were actually used by me
    2011-05-14 07:12 PM
  8. Simon's Avatar
    Which part worked? What did you do to get it going again?
    2011-05-14 07:13 PM
  9. Stray's Avatar
    The last step you told me worked. I erased the windows aprtition because i didn't need it anymore too but i put my snow leopard disk in and did those things and tried again with disk utility and it worked
    2011-05-14 07:17 PM
  10. Simon's Avatar
    You did it in 1 minute? Or you were already doing those steps before I posted it?
    2011-05-14 07:26 PM
  11. Stray's Avatar
    yeah i was doing them before lol
    2011-05-14 07:28 PM
  12. Simon's Avatar
    Oh lol. I was wondering what was going on
    2011-05-14 07:29 PM
  13. Stray's Avatar
    yeah i was using the new MBP and doing that at the same time
    2011-05-14 07:29 PM
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