Did 7 pass erase Macbook HD but still 425 MB Used

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marklancedance, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. marklancedance macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hi I have to return m my Macbook to Apple, and they asked me to erase the hard drive. I booted from disk went into disk utilities select the Macintosh HD and did a 7 pass erase. But it says in the stats (appear at the bottom) that there is still 6 folders, 425 MB space used and 2 files. Should it not say 0? I am unsure if I have done this correctly. Thanks for any help given.
  2. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    maybe the 425 is some firmware stuff or OS system files?
  3. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Where are you erasing it from? It has to be done from the install disc, doing from the drive you're trying to erase can lead to issues (if it's even possible).

    Are you selecting the drive itself or the partition? Select the whole drive and do the erase from there and you should be set.

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