Can't restore from backup after fresh 10.9 install

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by atticus27, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. atticus27 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I ran mavericks for a few days and decided to do a clean install. Now my external drive won't mount and disk utilities can't repair it. ( I have a old macbook with snow leopard, which is stuck on repairing for at least an hour).
    Anyone no of a way to get access my drive, so I can transfer my time machine backup to another external drive and restore from that?
  2. Voca macrumors member


    Nov 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    You have to reformat the drive first, then launch the OS X install disk and from there you can restore from an old backup.

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