how do i unpartition after windows and format

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thatg, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. thatg macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    #1
    installed bootcamp and partitioned the drive now i want to get rid of the partition and restore the whole hard drive but i cant quite figure it out. ive been searching any ideas?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #3
    Open up the Boot Camp Assistant again (you have to re-download if you deleted it) and follow the steps to "restore to single partition" :)

    EDIT: Ouch...too late...
     
  4. thatg thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    #4
    i deleted windows off the hard disk that alrady had windows on it and now this is what it tells me when i run boot camp
    The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #5
    How did you do this?
     
  6. thatg thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    #6
    i went to disk utilities and selected it and erased i then tried to instal mac osx on it but i get an error and it asks me to reinstall again and again
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #7
    It sounds like you're going to have to recreate the original single partition situation by using Disk Utility when running the OS X installer. You're going to need to erase the disk and reestablish the single partition.
     
  8. thatg thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    #8
    im actually a pc user just got my macbook pro so im not that familiar with the location of everything
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #9
    What are you looking for?
     
  10. thatg thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    #10
    so i stick in the install disc follow through with the install and then what because i dont get an option to make a single partition when i try to reinstall. i dont think
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #11
    Like I said, you'll have to use Disk Utility while booted off your installer DVD to erase the disk and reestablish the single partition.
     
  12. thatg thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    #12
    ok cool thanks a lot got it working just curious has there been reported problems with the pram or graphics card after installing vista?? because my screen got all funky after i put on vista thats why i was trying to delete it. gonna load xp and see if i get the same problem
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #13
    The drivers would more then likely be the cause. I wouldn't be so quick to blame Windows outright. Even if it is Vista...
     

Share This Page