Fresh install of OS X - helP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by queshy, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. queshy macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    Hi, I know that to do a fresh install (delete hard drive, start over) you put in the cd and hold down "c". When I go to erase the hard drive, to I erase Macintosh HD or the thing above it (it says like 250 GB and thats one icon, thnen right under it , it says Macintosh HD.). Which one do I click on to erase? Thanks!
     
  2. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    Click on the first one that lists your drive's capacity. Click on erase options and then check the box that says write zeros to disk. That'll give you a good erase. It takes about an hour.
     
  3. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    Thanks!

    I'm truly overwhelmed by the excellent support I'm getting from this forum. I can't wait til I know more about my computer so that I can help others!
     
  4. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

    islandmonusvi

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    or you can just Disk Utility >Erase>Reformat ( overwrites the Sector Map ), instantly
     

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