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Yes, collaps the second partition into the OSX partition. After that you have one partition. Then use Bootcamp to Partition/install Windows


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You need to create a boot installer disk to setup a new disk as an internal boot disk for a Mac. You will need a running Mac system and a blank USB Thumb drive (at least 8GB in size). As long as you have that, here are the basics: Download the OS X installer from the Mac App Store. Quit the installer if it opens automatically after downloading. Mount your ...


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You can always just use your Snow Leopard installation discs, in order to reinstall OS X. If you can get on a copy of OS X El Capitan though, it would be better to have it installed on that Mac via a bootable USB.


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I FIXED IT!. I didn't change the hardware parts or anything!. All I done was that I went on my Windows laptoo and when I clicked initialised in Disk Management, I clicked the second bullet point not the first!. After that, I just created a new volume and ran a recovery software on it. Done and dusted!


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Using answer space for formatting & 'comment size', I'm not sure this is really a full 'fix', but perhaps a pointer in the right direction. It can be updated/amended to get to the correct answer, if needs be. Note: Permissions on symbolic links have no effect. You need to check the permissions on the target file/directory - though in fact the perms are '...


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Ok, fixed it via: diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk5 1 MBR ExFAT whatever 32GB I wasn't sure what the 'whatever' argument was supposed to be, but it worked.


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So, to conclude, the solution was to completely erase the external drive, re-partition and copy back the data.


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First wipe the drive entirely. Repartition and then give it one more chance. Unless you want to blame a corrupt OS or really bad programs, this is likely a failing drive and not bad data or bad OS.


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If OS X cannot erase and partition a new drive, then either you have a rare corrupt data or hardware problem. Have you tried booting to recovery HD and using disk utility to repartition the drive entirely. Choose APM to make sure you can write a new partition map. Then repartition to how you want to use the drive. If that fails, seek hardware repair or ...


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I managed to get the drive to respond and unmount by killing the process fsck_hfs


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OS X Recovery Disk Assistant v1.0 If you allowed that assistant to complete its work on the wrong disk (with your data) then it's reasonable to assume that hundreds of megabytes of your data were overwritten. However, from your screenshot it appears that the WD My Passport 0820 Media does still contain a VideoUSBPASS1TB volume; so maybe the assistant was ...


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I'm guessing the drive is in a filesystem that is either not supported by Mac or corrupted. First, you should connect the drive, open Terminal and type diskutil list Then you'll see a few disks (shown similar to /dev/disk1) and their name and size. Based on their name/size, locate which one is the problematic drive and edit your question to include it's ...


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In Disk Utility, select entire drive, then Partition tab. You can drag and resize it there.


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If backup is available then remove the recovery HD, resize the main volume to fill the remaining available space (since it appears the recovery HD is what is in the way of resizing) and then recreate the recovery HD with whatever you're comfortable with (suggestion https://github.com/MagerValp/Create-Recovery-Partition-Installer )


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I'm afraid there's no non-destructive way to revert back to HFS once converted. You may use diskutil apfs deleteContainer /dev/disk(x)s(x) (where x is your correct APFS container). This will revert the APFS container back to HFS but will destroy all data. Best find another pool of storage to copy all data from that drive to, then revert, then copy back.


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Normally, to fix your drive, all you need to do is enter the following command. sudo diskutil resizevolume /dev/disk0s2 R The command should move /dev/disk0s3 to the bottom of disk0 while resizing /dev/disk0s2 to maximum size. I am not sure if the sudo prefix is required. In your case, '/dev/disk0s2' and '/dev/disk0s3' are already at the bottom of ...


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A simple restart fixed the issue for some reason.


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Typically, if you have a spinning hard disk drive (not an SSD or Solid State Drive) and there is a physical problem with the drive, you will get the symptoms you have described. So the first answer to your question is: yes, it is possible for only one part of a hard drive to malfunction. This has been, for me, the more frequent kind of problem, often ...


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I smell an impending death of a hard drive. For that case, I suggest an upgrade to an SSD will do. Not only you have a newer storage device but also you have a faster computer altogether. On a side note, if an SSD isn't your fancy, you can always purchase a new HDD, but go for the better models since it will benefit you more in the long run.


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The GUID types for partitions 2 and 3 are wrong. The both current values are DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC, which indicates two "Windows Recovery Environment" partitions. The procedure given below can correct type partition types, but there is no guarantee the data (OS X) did not get overwritten while installing Windows. Boot using Internet Recovery....


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ElCapitan? If yes: startup in the RecoveryPartition (CMD+R): Open DiskUtility from the Utilities menu, Select your disk, then the Partition bar, move the slider to make the main partition to take all space... Then apply and close DU. Restart. See the picture:


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This worked for me: On the left is a list of drives your Macbook or iMac can see. Select the drive from this left menu that has the partitions you want to combine. In the top of the window will be five tabs/buttons. Choose the middle one called “partition”. Select the partition from the big block on the left that you want to remove. With the partition ...


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The first thing to do with any SSD problems, is check that the drive has the latest firmware. I had an Intel SSD that was simply not seen on a Mac, but worked fine in a PC. I upgraded the drive's firmware, and now the Mac can see the drive, and even boot from it. Find the latest firmware for the drive, and try applying it. NOTE: updating the firmware on an ...


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The proper command to dd a part of a raw file to a partition in your case is: dd if=WINDOWS7.img of=/dev/disk0s4 skip=206848 bs=512 count=41527296 The bs in the dd command can be interpreted as an artificial block size of the input and the output "file". For historical and technical reasons the default block size of dd is 512 Byte. The reason to use 512 (...


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Appears to have been a bad memory module. I swapped in a known good hard drive (with OS already installed) with no success, reset PRAM (which restored startup sound) but didn't help the boot process. However, as soon as I pulled the RAM and replaced with a known good pair of DIMMs it booted right up. (Unfortunately that also means I went from 8 GB to 2 GB ...


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The best way to handle an iPod Restore is to do it from iTunes. iTunes knows what it is & how to format it - it will even actually format differently depending on whether you have iTunes on a PC or Mac, to enable easier file handling afterwards. If it's a model with a lock switch at the top [red dot visible] switch the lock off first [white dot] - ...



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