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Sep 14, 2009

I screwed up and used the snow leopard instead of using the ms os install disc when trying to erase my personal data to sell my macbook. then after 2 hours realized I used the incorrect disc I stopped it. Know I have a messed up drive a white screen and I have no idea what to do. macbook mid 2007 320 7200rpm hard drive. 2 gb ram

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In short I have a 480GB SSD by OWC. The audio alone, according to "About This Mac", is over 581.14GB... Something is obviously not adding correctly. 

I must admit, I had a couple of iPods that I downloaded music from to a VMware running Mac OS 10.9.4. The host OS is something that I can't mention...

I used the Hudini for Mac on the 10.9.4 WMware OS to unhide the music. 

Since I noticed this disc usage inaccuracy. I've deleted most of the music. Because at one point it was showing over 1TB for the audio.

I've also did a command R at start up and ran Disc Permission and Repair.

I also turned off Time Machine, reboot, turned TM back on, reboot. (Someone else had the opposite disc usage and this worked.) 

My next thought is to delete the Mac OS 10.9.4 via VMware, as this was where I originally downloaded the music from an iPod. I went through the music and transferred over to the host OS the selection that I wanted to keep. When I Get Info on the music app via Mac OS X ssd ▸ Users ▸ KOT ▸ Music ▸ iTunes ▸ iTunes Media it comes up with a little over 17GB.  

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I can open the sparse bundle backup file and see the correct backup information, but I have no option when I open Time Machine to pick ANY previous backups. This all started with Macbook problem, and I'm really thinking they should figure this out - but assuming they wont, how to safely get the 'real' information recovered from Time Capsule.   

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I'm now trying to reinstall Mac OS X Lion, but the system requires about 0.5 GB of additional free disk space to install! 

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