unable to select security options in disk utility

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by anonymous4a, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to delete my hard drive and restore my os x to factory settings.. When I go to disk utiity and select my main hard drive, I go to erase.. but security options is not clickable.. why is this ? I want to select zero out option in security options
     
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    charlieegan3

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    #2
    You can erase your main hard drive, it's where disk utility is stored.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I forgot to mention, on startup, I held down cmd and R so I'm in recovery mode now. I clicked erase, but security option is unclickable
     

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