I installed os x on my dell inspiron 9300 and now i can't even go back to windows.
Here are the steps i took to get to this problem:
•I created a 6.5 gig partition with Partition Magic
•I Booted from the OSx 10.4.4 install disc
•I reformatted that partition to a Mac OS extended (journaled)
•I restarted with and it booted up into OS x nicely.
Now when i restart to go back into windows, i get "HFS+ partition error" and it wont continue.
•I started up the install disc again and erased the partition and os x that i installed and reformated it back to MS Dos and also renamed it disk0s3 (which is what it was called when i reformatted it before)
•I then restarted and got the same error as i did before.
Now i am stuck and dont know how to get back into windows. I know that all of my system files etc are still there because when i was in os x it showed two hard drives and one of them had all of the files on it.
One thing that i noticed was that in disk utility it said that the other partitions on my drive were mac os extended (journaled) (including "untitled", disk0s1, disk0s4 and one other one, etc). However i dismissed the notion that they somehow switched formats because all of the files on them are still intact and reformatting them would have erased this.
I know if i have to completely reinstall windows i can save my files because i can just reinstall os x and drop the files on an external hard drive. so, if worst comes to worst that's what i'll do. Otherwise, does anyone have any suggestions or solutions???