how to reformat harddrive?

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

  1. vwcruisn
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    macrumors regular

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    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.
    thanks
     
  2. Kwyjibo
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    booot from your jag CD and erase and install for whomever your selling too
     
  3. iJon
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    if you have important data make sure you zero the drive. that will ensure they wont get anything.

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  4. vwcruisn
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    thread starter macrumors regular

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