Deleting everything and starting over.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by shopkeeper, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. shopkeeper macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    I was trying to start a fresh and managed to uninstall OSX but not windows XP.

    If you only have XP installed how do you completely erase it from the harddrive so I can re-install OSX. When I put the OSX install disc into the drive,it doesnt seem to first access it to begin an installation before XP begins to startup.

    I would like to start completely afresh. Format the harddrive, install OSX and then Windows XP. Can someone please suggest how I would go about doing this with XP only on my mac. Thanks
  2. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2001
    west of Philly
    Hold down the C or option button when you reboot your machine. That will boot off the optical driver or present a list of bootable drives. Go through the OSX setup to the point where you have to pick a partition. At that point go to the menu and launch Disk Utility to erase and partition your drive.

    Good luck.

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