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how to reformat harddrive?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by vwcruisn, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    I just got a new powerbook and will be selling my powermac. I want to reformat the drive so the person i sell it to can start fresh. Whats the easiest way to erase everything and whatnot.
  2. macrumors 68040


    booot from your jag CD and erase and install for whomever your selling too
  3. macrumors 604


    if you have important data make sure you zero the drive. that will ensure they wont get anything.

  4. macrumors regular

    thats what im looking to do.. how do i do this?
  5. macrumors 604


    open up disk utility, select your hard drive, select erase, click the options button and check mark zero data. it will take a while but you wil only need to do it once.


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