Topic: How to 'reset'/reformat Powerbook

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Pablo, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Pablo macrumors regular

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    Not that I feel the dire need to, but as this is my first venture into the Apple world in over 15 years, I am curious as to what I would do to get my Powebook (17") to the same status it came from the factory.

    In Windows, I would put the OS cd in the drive, re-boot to that disc, then re-format & re-install.

    How is this handled with OS X?
     
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

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    Re: Topic: How to 'reset'/reformat Powerbook

    The exact same way.
     
  3. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the powerbook will attempt to boot to the optical drive before the fixed hard drive?

    Thanks for the information.
     
  4. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    you just need to hold down 'C' when rebooting with the disc in the drive. then you are given the option to reformat and install...you will need to reformat/erase the drive in the disk utility program File>Open Disk Utility. then just re-install.
     

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