HELP! Partition gone wrong.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Trekboy, May 4, 2008.

  1. Trekboy macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008
    Hi, I'm a total newbie to windows on Mac thing.
    I've just had a major problem.

    I have the new iMac. I loaded Bootcamp, I select 10gb for
    the partition part of the hard drive for Windows. It said
    insert windows xp cd, I do so. Then when it loads up it
    says it is going to use 131070mb. Without checking how
    many gigabytes this means, I clicked yes, as it was the only
    one of the screen to select. Now I realized I've just
    partitioned 127gb of my harddrive to MsWindows.
    What do I do????

    I've been told that if you readjust the partition or delete
    Windows the setup of the partition you lose all the memory
    you partitioned or it can seriously damage your Mac.
    Is this true?

    ARGHHHH, I hate Microsoft Windows so much right now.

    Please, advise and help!!
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Can you get to OS X? It seems as though you've deleted your OS X partition.
  3. Trekboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008
    What do you mean deleted Mac OSX???

    I have 320gb hard drive.

    I have the Mac OSX Cd, I put it in instead of the Ms Windows
    and it loads up and asks what hard drive I want to install, but,
    there is no hard drive to choose!!
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    What he means is that you may have overwritten the Mac OS partition table.

    Boot off of the Mac OS DVD, select English and then stop there.
    Under the Utilities Menu, select "Disk Utility".

    You should see at the least the internal drive. See if you have volumes underneath it (Windows and Mac volumes). If not you may have to start again and reformat the drive prior to re-installing Mac OS.
  5. Trekboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008
    Thank you for the help guys. I really appreciate it!
    I managed to reboot with OsX Cd and erase the drive and
    install OsX again. I've lost my music now... but I do have back ups.

    Thanks again! =)

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