Accidentally deleted HDD in Disk utility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by zakiay, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I was trying to format my 2011 macbook pro 13 to factory settings while on lion, someone told me i had to do it through disk utility and erase the hdd, well i did that and now i cant boot to the OS. Whenever i reboot it brings me back to the disk utilities menu. I dont have my os x lion install disk anymore. Any help would be greatly appricated, i dont know what to do..:(
  2. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    You erased your drive, now you need to reinstall a system on it. You never had an OS X Lion install disk unless you made one yourself, but you still have the Recovery Partition or Internet Recovery depending on how you did the erase. Just restart and hold Command-R until you get to the recovery drive and then choose "Reinstall Mac OS X Lion".

  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    ^That or install Snow Leopard and then upgrade to Lion, assuming you can get ahold of a 10.6 disc.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I tried the option to re install mac os x but whenever i select it tells me it wants to verify me with apple and when i click continue it says "An error occurred while preparing the installation. Please try again".


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