Format Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by W4133D, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. W4133D macrumors member

    W4133D

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    Hey there, I want to format my mac and delete everything because I turned the BOOTCAMP partition into a Time Machine driver and I want my memory space back, I tried to unpartition the drive but it didn't work, can anyone help ?
     
  2. G-Com macrumors regular

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    You try disk utility?
     
  3. W4133D thread starter macrumors member

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    If I format HD Macintosh will the partition be gone and will everything go back to normal ?
     
  4. G-Com macrumors regular

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    Yeah. You have to be on another drive though.
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

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    Is this your startup (internal)drive - it must be if it has a Bootcamp partition.

    Why do want a Time Machine partition on your internal drive or am I missing something here ??
     
  6. W4133D thread starter macrumors member

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    Umm, I don't have the XP installation disk so I couldn't make it a windows driver so I used it for Time Machine.
     
  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    Why ??

    Is this your internal drive ?
     
  8. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    If it's your internal hard drive that you partitioned through Boot Camp, why not open the Boot Camp Assistant in the Utilities folder and remove the partition you created that is now being using for a Time Machine backup?
     

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