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Hey,

Just tried to create a partition to install Windows 7 on, yet half way during the boot camp partitioning the drive my computer crashed and was forced to restart. Now my computer is missing the specific space I allocated for this partition and the partition isn't showing up in Disk Utility. I can't even use the Boot Camp wizard to get rid of it. It's as if the partitioned has been created and used the 100GB I specified however it didn't finish making the partition and thus I don't have access to it.

Am I going have to totally reformat the drive and reinstall Mac OSX on the computer, or is there a way around this little hiccup?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Reset your PRAM and go back into Disk Utility to see if the partition shows up. If it does, remove it. Also, run a verify and repair on your hard drive before attempting to install Windows again. Something had to cause your machine to crash. It might well be the hard drive.
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