New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Unremovable Volume


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
signumsa

 
Member Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 4
signumsa is on a distinguished road

signumsa is offline
HI

I recently loaded windows XP on to my 17" macbook pro using bootcamp. I partitioned that volume to 50gig.

I accidently erased that partition, I miss took it for an external hard drive.

My problem now is that I cant get rid of that partition. Boot camp wont let me reintegrate the volume back into the main hard drive. Does anyone else know how I can fix this without formatting my whole machine?

Thanks

A
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,943
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
did you erase the partition using disk utility or just eject it

Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? – use the rep system
QUOTE Thanks
signumsa

 
Member Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 4
signumsa is on a distinguished road

signumsa is offline
I plugged in my external hard drive and tried to back up on it. It said that i could not back up on it unless it was erased, so i hit erase on the wrong disk.Im assuming it was disk utility, any advice??
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by signumsa View Post
I plugged in my external hard drive and tried to back up on it. It said that i could not back up on it unless it was erased, so i hit erase on the wrong disk.Im assuming it was disk utility, any advice??
Since you erased the BC partition with Disk Utility, it will no longer be recognized by the BC assistant and therefore can not be restored to OS X.

You'll need to either use Disk Utility to erase the entire drive and re-install OS X and all your apps or use a third party utility to get back the erased drive space without having to re-install.

iPartition

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
signumsa

 
Member Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 4
signumsa is on a distinguished road

signumsa is offline
thanks for the info. Is there any freeware available to retrieve the data?

I assume that i would not be able just reinstall windows onto that partition to fox the problem.

iPartition is used for partitioning and formatting with out erasing the wrong disks i gather
QUOTE Thanks
ADKhikerVW

 
ADKhikerVW's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NY
Posts: 715
ADKhikerVW is a jewel in the roughADKhikerVW is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 15" Unibody MBP (2009), White MB (2009), iMac G4

ADKhikerVW is offline
If you are running Leopard you do NOT need to erase your entire drive.

Simply open Disk Utility, click on your main hard drive, and go to Partition. You can select the Boot Camp partition, delete it, then resize your primary partition to fill the space. Then you can run Boot Camp again to create a new Windows partition and reinstall Windows.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,329
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by signumsa View Post
thanks for the info. Is there any freeware available to retrieve the data?

I assume that i would not be able just reinstall windows onto that partition to fox the problem.

iPartition is used for partitioning and formatting with out erasing the wrong disks i gather
No freeware that I'm aware of. And yes, iPartition will non-destructively do the partitioning to restore the entire drive to OS X. As it stands now, you can not re-install Windows.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
signumsa

 
Member Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 4
signumsa is on a distinguished road

signumsa is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADKhikerVW View Post
If you are running Leopard you do NOT need to erase your entire drive.

Simply open Disk Utility, click on your main hard drive, and go to Partition. You can select the Boot Camp partition, delete it, then resize your primary partition to fill the space. Then you can run Boot Camp again to create a new Windows partition and reinstall Windows.
Thanks ADKhiker worked like a charm!!!!

@chscag thanks for the help!!!!

Just a quick one, I was doing some work on my mac with it charging, and there seems to be a small electrical current flowing over key board area - bottom right and left. It feels like something is pinching my arm, stuck my tongue on it and I cold feel the charge,

Anyone ever heard of anything like this ??
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« MBP (UniStyle) and VMWare | Keyboard Firmware Update for OS 10.4.11 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Lost volume control on internal output. bingball Apple Desktops 4 12-25-2009 02:42 PM
HD repair? biquet1 OS X - Operating System 2 07-18-2008 08:54 PM
Disk Permissions - HFS Volume Needs Repair. irocz106 OS X - Operating System 8 01-19-2008 07:34 AM
Volume Header Needs Minor Repair MrChris Apple Desktops 3 08-02-2007 03:41 PM
External Drive Corruption? mrrumfoord OS X - Operating System 2 05-17-2004 01:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?