Apple Macintosh SE/30 Computer Factory Settings

DCBUS

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Hello,
I have a Apple Macintosh SE/30 Computer. It is working fine, but is it possible to erase all the personal data, and or set back to factory. Before selling, just want to make sure a personal info is erased.

Thank you for your time.
JR
 

barbu

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can you get ahold of the restore diskettes? you should be able to find them, perhaps on Macintosh Garden.Then you could just erase/reinstall.
 

DCBUS

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Hello barbu,
Thank you very much for the reply. I actually have all the original disks that came with the unit. Would it be one of the below,

Macintosh System Tools
Macintosh Utilities Disk 1 & 2

Thank you
 

barbu

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Hello barbu,
Thank you very much for the reply. I actually have all the original disks that came with the unit. Would it be one of the below,

Macintosh System Tools
Macintosh Utilities Disk 1 & 2

Thank you
Good question but I really don't know. The oldest Mac I have is a Color Classic :) I used to know how those old disks worked but it's lost to the mists of time. I'm sure someone here will know.
Personally, I'd boot off each one and see what they do. I imagine it would be:
- boot off Utility Disk 1, check for the disk formatter. If present, run and format the HD (after checking other disks first and making sure you have a plan!!)
- boot of System Tools and check for an installer to write system to the HD


but that's just me guessing. Good luck!
 

Anonymous Freak

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There should be a fourth disk in the set - Printing Tools. Not absolutely necessary, but if you want a truly "stock" install, it should have that disk to install off of.

But to reset, boot from the "System Tools" disk or Utilities 1 disk, launch "Apple HD SC Setup", format the boot disk. (Which disk it's on depends on which exact version you have.)

Reboot to the System Tools disk, and run the installer. If you don't have the Printing Tools disk, choose a minimal install for your system and don't pick any printers.
 
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