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    Macbook reformat
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    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.
    Thanks again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alain23 View Post
    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.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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