So I tried to format my HD (n00b)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by arrggg, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. arrggg macrumors newbie

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    I'm a little new to the Mac world, but I know my way around a PC.

    My cousin wanted me to get rid of any of her personal data on this iMac (running 9.2)

    I asked her for the install discs and she gave me a disc called "AppleCare"
    I think, Looks Good... put the disc in reboot the iMac, hold down "C" to boot to CDRom, and it booted to it.

    I went under "Utilities", and "Drive Setup", and did a "Zero All Data" and Initalize. after a while it wiped out everything.

    Now how do I resetup the OS... I don't have another OS disc (and if I did I can't seem to find a way to eject this "AppleCare" disc.)

    What can I do... if I reboot the iMac it keeps booting to the "AppleCare" disc.

    Thanks,
    Jeff-
     
  2. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

    DJMastaWes

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    Are you asking how to take the disc out?

    Restart the computer, and once it turns on, hold down the mouse (right click if you have a 2 button mouse) untill the disc comes out.

    EDIT: sorry, I mean left click.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Hold down the mouse button whilst rebooting to eject the disc.

    To reinstall the OS you'll need her original restore discs that came with the Mac, the AppleCare disc (I'm at a loss as to how she got a hold of one of them) is a diagnostic disc used by Apple technicians - it doesn't have the OS on it. Just ask her for the OS Restore discs.
     
  4. arrggg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I got the disc out. She says she doesn't have the restore disc, or any other discs :(

    maybe I need to find a *Shaddy* way of getting the restore disc.
     
  5. quruli macrumors regular

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    Is it ok to assume that most PC people take the "shady" route to get software? :rolleyes:
     
  6. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    You could always just buy OS 9.2 disks, or even OS X disks.
     
  7. quruli macrumors regular

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    iGary is selling 10.3 for $25 in the marketplace I think...
     
  8. arrggg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would... but I also think all Middle Easterers are terroists... :p

    That and I don't want to really spend any money... they are planning on Freecycleing this PC anyway. Just wanted to give the person getting it an OS.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Well, it wouldn't help you anyway, since its tremendously unbelievably difficult to burn boot-able classic Mac OS discs from a PC.

    I'd suggest eBay.
     
  10. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Next time make sure you have a real OS install disc. ;) Depending on the model, you might want to put OS X on it, Panther would be good.
     

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