40gb of hard drive space disappeared due to boot camp

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  1. Selftitle macrumors newbie

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    I recently had a second partition on my MacBook which was a fat32 that had windows 7 on it. I decided I wanted to remove it and did so through the boot camp assistant. After deleting windows 7, I went back into boot camp to merge partitions and after that operation completed, the 32gb of space that was used for the partition was gone. I tried using the disk utility to find second partition but can't, it only recognizes the partition that mac osx is on and says it is 120gb capacity when hard drive is 150 gb. I would like to format the entire hard drive and have it as one partition again, does anyone know how I can do this?

    Keep in mind things I have tried to find hidden 30gb's of space. I already erased hard drive through the disk utility. I tried to use all features of boot camp. My computer can't find missing space and I am super frustrated. I have snow leopard and my computer is a white MacBook from 2008 with intel core duo chip.
     
  2. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Can you post a screenshot of Disk Utility after you've clicked on the Mac HD partition?
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would double check the figures again to see exactly the sizes
    Your 150 GB drive will never show 150 GB available

    Your answer *might* be the HDD discrepancy listed on the Guide here at MR: Hard Drive Size Discrepancy

     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    He's running snow leopard, which WILL show 150 GB as 150 GB.
     
  5. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    As seen here, my 1 TB HDD shows up as such (and yes I am running snow leopard)

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Looking up the model number (HTS542512K9SA00) of your hard drive, it is in fact, a 120GB drive.
     
  8. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    The partition is still there, as illustrated by the blue.
     
  9. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Yeah...this seems to be the case. Would be very odd to have a 150 GB HDD anyway.
     
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  11. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Yep.

    That blue area is just space consumed.
     

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