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When you ran Disk utility did you do this with in the OSX or have you tried to use your Mac OSX disk that came with your computer?
No, I have Lion installed so I used the recovery partition (Hold cmd+r before the apple sign/chime)
And chose "disk utility" from the menu that appears
I am backing up my hard disk to an external drive, but I would prefer not to need to reinstall Lion. I will only reinstall lion if you can guarantee that my files will NOT be removed/wiped when I reinstall Lion, because it contains a lot of important information that is not backed up, as well as the inconvenience of needing to redownload/install large applications such as Xcode, Adobe Web Premium Suite and large games
Oh, and if it helps, I have Ubuntu Linux live CDs if it will help. It can connect to the internet, download, install, run packages as root without making changes to the hard drive. I have tried using "TestDisk" from the LiveCD to fix it, but that hasn't done anything either.
Sorry I did not realize you made a response. I was not thinking of re installing Lion at the present time. I just would like to see you boot to the Mac osx disk and run the disk utility from there. Do a repair etc
I use this link to help fix most of my apple problems. Look down a little ways for the Disk Utility section. But this article explains most things that go on with Lion
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