Formatting a macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by se7en47, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. se7en47 macrumors newbie

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    I've been having several issues running Final Cut Pro 6, so the guy at Apple told me to format the computer and re-install all the software to see if it's a hardware problem or software problem. But he failed to mention how to format the macbook. He just said use the disk utility.

    Can someone give me exact directions?

    Thanks.
    Jim
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    providing its a clean install you want pop in the cd hold down c key when booted up go into disk utility click on the disk you want to format click on the erase tab top of window click on the volume thing
    choose hfs+(journaled)then click erase that will format it close window and then carry on with the install

    Make sure you use the disk and go into utilitys
     
  3. se7en47 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Just tried that, but once in the "erase" page everything is dimmed gray and won't let me click on anything...
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    You have to use your install disc, as explained in my links.
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    And my post
     

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