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Hi good day to all,

Kindly help me on this issue.
I used to have an dual OS on my MACBOOK, MAC and windows. One day the windows os had corrupted and won't reboot. Using the bootcamp, i remove the windows and restore the MAC. But when I'm trying to once again install a windows OS, the hard drive can't be divide equally, and I can't even drag the divider to at least have an equal partition. The partition allotted for other OS was stuck to 10GB, and even if i try to drag the divider, it is limited only to 11GB. I also tried to install windows OS using this 11GB but it was rejected.
Am I having a problem with my hard drive?
Do I need to reformat my Mac?
I still have the 2 CD's that come along when i purchase my MACBOOK.

Thanks so much...

Alain
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How much free space is available on the drive?

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How much free space is available on the drive?
When I'm trying to install the windows os,
it says, 11 GB for windows (MAX) and 48 GB for mac.
a total of 59GB.
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I think what Stretch is getting at is that you can't resize your Mac partition down past 48GB, because 48GB is currently in use.

You may need a larger hard drive or clean up what is stored on the mac partition.

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I think what Stretch is getting at is that you can't resize your Mac partition down past 48GB, because 48GB is currently in use.

You may need a larger hard drive or clean up what is stored on the mac partition.
Ok sir. I'll try that. Sorry, im still a bit ignorant. he he he.
One last question; do you advice reformatting? I think there are some file that are hidden, instance is once i plug my ipod there are lots of music files being synced in.
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Ok sir. I'll try that. Sorry, im still a bit ignorant. he he he.
One last question; do you advice reformatting? I think there are some file that are hidden, instance is once i plug my ipod there are lots of music files being synced in.
Thanks again..
I wouldn't. 60GB is incredibly small in this day and age. I'd look at getting a 320GB drive (or, for about the same price, a 160GB SSD, which will make your machine seem 100x faster) and then you won't have to worry about messing with your data.

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