I used this software to repartition a 500 GB drive into two equally-sized partitions: one HFS+ partition, and one NTFS partition. I then installed Windows XP SP2 on the NTFS partition. Everything worked fine for a while. But then the Boot Camp volume stopped showing up in the Startup Disk pane of the System Preferences program. What this means is that Startup Disk was no longer seeing a bootable operating system on the NTFS Windows XP partition.
I decided to remove the NTFS partition and add it back again. The Boot Camp Assistant program lets one do this. Unfortunately, things did not go smoothly. After I removed the NTFS partition and rebooted, I was shocked to see that the HFS+ partition had not ben expanded to fill the entire drive.
I used Disk Utility to check the drive. The first time I did this, the program reported the abnormal end of a child process. The second time, the program was succesfully able to repair a minor problem with the volume bit map. However, the problem with the missing disk space remained. The following screenshot illustrates the problem.
Capacity 465.4 GBI am sure that reformatting the entire drive would fix the problem, but I would rather not take such a drastic step yet. I haved posted a new topic to Apple's Boot Camp discussion forum, asking for advice.
Used space -203.6 GB
What should be available 261.8 GB
What's actually available -29.4 GB
What's missing 232.4 GB