Urgent Partition Help Needed

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lexus, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. lexus macrumors 68000

    lexus

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    I have a big problem, I deleted the EFI partition whilst trying to install Vista on my MB and now I cannot remove the windows partition (it does not work anyway) because there is no EFI partition. So how would I delete or remove the partition without losing all my data.

    Thank You very much
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  2. Grillbiller macrumors newbie

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    easy..
    By a Firewire External Harddrive.. Backup your stuff..
    and do a reinstall..
     
  3. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    This happened with a my friend (but on his PC). It actually rendered the external hard disk useless. Lucky he installed it to an external hard disk. Otherwise he wouldn't have been able to boot into XP (he had to remove the hard disk to do so).

    The morel of the story is:

    DON'T INSTALL VISTA!!!!
     
  5. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How did he get rid of it though?
     
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I have a major issue here....

    I accidently formatted my Windows partition (NTFS). Unfortunately, the Mac disk utility will not let me delete the partition.:mad: I would leave it alone, but stupid Vista installation screwed up. :(

    I need to know how to reformat my hard drive (yes I'm aware I would lose all my data, fortunately, I burned it to a DVD-R ;) ) back as OS X installation refuses to do it. :(
     
  7. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am in the same boat as you, do you have any ideas?
     
  8. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Boot camp takes it right off. :)

    It was rather quick and easy too. :eek:
     

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