|May 8, 2010, 05:09 PM||#1|
Want to wipe old iMac's hard drive
I have an old iMac from 1997 or 1998. It's unusable and has been sitting in my attic for about 7 years. I want to recycle the thing, but I want to wipe the hard drive clean before doing so.
As near as I can tell, I need to change my startup disk to something other than the hard drive. But I don't have any of the disks/instructions/etc that came with the computer.
Is there any other way (without the sledgehammer) to wipe the hard drive? Free software I can download?
If not, can someone tell me how to create a startup disk?
|May 8, 2010, 05:25 PM||#4|
Do you have any older Mac OS X install CD's? If so, you can boot it off one of those and do a zero all data on the drive. Even if you don't have an OSX disc, you can boot it up off an 8 or 9 CD and use Disk Utility to erase the hard drive.
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|May 8, 2010, 05:26 PM||#5|
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