View Full Version : BootCamp erased both Partitions of my HDD!

Jul 29, 2013, 09:50 PM
I wanted to install Windows 8 on my secondary HDD ( 750 GB ),
I made a partition with 100 GB named Win. 8, when i started the
process in BootCamp i only found the Primary SSD and secondary
HDD ( 750 GB ); i choose the secondary thinking that it will give me
an option to choose which partition to install Windows on!

After i entered my password the first time i noticed both partitions of
the HDD was replaced to single partition called BOOTCAMP, So i canceled
the process when it asked my password the second it.
( i don't think that it had the time to erase my data )

The Question Here: How to reverse what BootCamp did to my HHD?
With restoring my Data if it possible that is?

Also after that How to install the Windows on a SPECIFIC partition?
Thanks and Best REGARDS

Jul 30, 2013, 11:30 AM
I think you need to do a bit more research on installing Windows 8 and Bootcamp Assistant.

You create the partition with Bootcamp Assistant and it will create the partition on your boot drive (presumably your SSD ?).

Which Mac OS are you using and I hope you have a backup......????

Jul 31, 2013, 02:17 AM
Actually the primary that OSX is installed on is the SSD,
and i want to install Windows on the secondary which is the HDD.

I am using Mountain Lion 10.8.4, i did a TimeMachine a few days ago,
i i don't have any backup of the HHD that the BootCamp erased.

Is there no possible way to bring back my data?

Also you talked about doing a research regarding Bootcamp,
The question that i am having is it possible ( using Bootcamp )
to install Windows on Specific partition on the HDD? and HOW?