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    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

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    Is bootcamp assistant not working to regain that 150gb?

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    no it isn't and now im wondering if i should completely erase windows or not

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    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

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    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.

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    Thank you Simon it worked i have 400gb back out of the 500gb! of course those 100 were actually used by me

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    Which part worked? What did you do to get it going again?

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    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

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    You did it in 1 minute? Or you were already doing those steps before I posted it?

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    yeah i was doing them before lol

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    yeah i was using the new MBP and doing that at the same time

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