Can't restore from backup after fresh 10.9 install

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

  1. atticus27 macrumors regular

    atticus27

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    #1
    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

    Voca

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    #2
    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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