starting from scratch

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wout, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. wout macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've posted some problems earlier, and due to the continuing of these problems(even with the great assistance of the people on this forum, thank you all, I've learned a great deal about macs in the last couple of days)
    I've decided to start from scratch, I'm now in the process of backing up my files on cd's.
    a question ; should I/how do I fully format my eMac?
    and after that; can I just throw in my software install and restore discs and start all over again as if just having bought my little baby?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    When you boot off of the restore media, one of the options is to erase and install. You don't need to erase the disk as a seperate step.
     
  3. wout thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, I'm going to go with that option. I have all my files backed up now. This is all a bit nerve-wrecking, as I never reinstalled a Mac before. Hope all goes well!
     
  4. wout thread starter macrumors newbie

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    everything worked out fine! reinstalling is a piece of cake, i choose erase and install and everyhting is working properly now, thanx all!
     

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