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Bootcamp partition failure, 122GB allocated space for windows lost. Its showing as used space in Mac HDD, the space for windows was no freed, no drive to erase.

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Jul 23, 2013 7:02 AM

Hello, everyone !!


I decided to install windows 7 on my Macbook (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB, 1067 MHz DDR3 OSX 10.8.4). I allocated 122 GB for windows and i ran bootcamp and everything was going alright. All of a sudden everything froze, nothing happened for  about an hour, i knew if i powered it off things would get messy, but then i had to do it. When it booted again, no windows partition was created, understandably so. When i checked the free space on my Mac HDD, i found out that the 122 GB i had allocated for my windows was not freed, it just occupied as used space my Mac HDD. I tried everything in disk utility, but then in that there is just one Mac Partition with 250 GB, there is no windows partition to delete. The space that i had allocated for windows has not been freed and i do not have anything to erase in the disk utility. How do i free the 122 GB, i have attached screen shots. Screen Shot 2013-07-23 at 7.22.01 PM.pngScreen Shot 2013-07-23 at 7.22.53 PM.pngScreen Shot 2013-07-23 at 7.23.30 PM.png


Available space should be around 145 GB but then the space i had allocated for the windows partition is lost. How do i recover it? I dont have any backups hence formatting it will be exceedingly painful. Any troubleshooting advices will be appreciated. Cheer !!

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)


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