Format HDD without reinstalling Mac OS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sikkinixx, May 24, 2006.

  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    I am trading in my pb today and the store closes in an hour!! I already backed up my data but i wanna wipe the HDD before i give it over to them so they can't steal any info! I dont wanna reinstall Mac OS because it will take too long and they will do it before they resell anyway! when i insert the DVD it wants me to wipe the disk then reinstall. How can I just format the Hard drive?
  2. amacgenius macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    When you insert the disk, click "Utilities" in the Menu Bar, then Disk Utility, then erase the drive and select the format, when that's done you can eject the disk and shut the computer down.

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