Lost old HD extension

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bully, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. bully macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    This is the first time I post a thread.
    I use a new MacBook Pro OS X Leopard, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB, 200GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm

    I was installing Windows XP with bootcamp, I had to make a partition of my HD. After doing that I run a installation. (looked like DOS on windows)
    I had to choose a hard disk to run Windows on but I didn't saw the partition I made earlier. I clicked on my main HD to check if I could find the partition. But I didn't find it, I decided to cancel the instalation. So I pressed F3, suddenly my Mac freezed. I shut down my Mac by pressing the on/off button.

    After this I start up my Mac and the only thing I saw was a black screen with a white cursor. Nothing worked.

    I restart my Mac and pressed C (after reading the instal disc Mac OS X)
    The instal disc didn't find a HD so I checked it with the helpsoftware.
    The only thing I saw was the Harddrive name but no Macintosh HD so I made a new Macintosh HD and installed Mac OS X. Everything works fine now BUT....

    I checked the info of my HD (200gig) and I realised that I am missing 15gig. (old HD) [162gig free of 185 gig]
    There must be a way to get back my files. (I think)


    CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME!

    Many thanks,

    dutch student graphic design
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    If you mean that you've lost 15GB of your 200GB drive, you haven't lost anything.

    a 200GB drive is actually ~186.26GB large.
     
  3. bully thread starter macrumors newbie

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    to yellow


    Why is that?
    And how is it possible that a instalation can remove a HD?

    thanks for answer so quickly...
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Hard_Drive_Size_Discrepancy

    It didn't remove anything. Your 200GB disk was never any larger than ~186GB. And now you have OS X installed on it and that will eat up ~15GB of space.
     
  5. bully thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK
    Thank you,
    I understand it, but can you give me an reason why they call it a 200gb disk.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    2 reasons.

    1) Because hard drive manufacturers use mathematics based in 1000. Operating Systems is based in 1024.

    2) Because it's easier to market a 200GB drive than a 186.26GB drive.
     
  7. bully thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank....

    a new strange thing..
    I reinstalled Mac OS X today and I found the files I deleted yesterday in my paperbasket...
     

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