formating HD

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by encrypt3d, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. encrypt3d macrumors member

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  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I do. Everytime I re-do my machine I back everything up I need and then totally wipe out my iMac then install Panther.


    I usually do this 2 or 3 times a year. Keeps my Mac running efficiently!
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Thats sucks. I don't even format my windows box more than once a year. My ibook gets formated every new version of X, and my linux box never gets cleaned.
     
  4. encrypt3d thread starter macrumors member

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    so its a good idea. how do I do it just put my cd in?
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well to format your harddrive, first make absolutely sure that you have everything you want backed up!!!

    then its relatively simple, put your panther, or whatever disk in, and restart your computer then open up disk utility from the cd and from there you can format your harddrive, there are a few different options avalible, you can format it, zero out the drive or another, if you want to be really efficient zero out your drive and once you are done formating your drive then you have to reinstal the OS....

    any more questions just ask! hope this helps
     

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