How do I reformat my computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lostangelent, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. lostangelent macrumors newbie


    Jul 8, 2009
    I have a Mac g4 MDD that I am selling and I need to reformat so I can sell, any ideas on how to do this? I didnt see any other thread so I thought this thread would be good for 2 reasons lol
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    if you boot off any os x install disk you can open disk utility from one of the menus and format the drive. They will then have to install OS X on their own.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Your best bet is to stick in the installation DVDs and do a full restore. Not an archive and install, just reinstall the OS.
  4. noiceT macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    When you reformat, it might be a good idea to write zeros to the drive as well, since you'll be selling it to someone.
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Second the install disk. Put it in, restart, hold down C and you're on your way.
  6. lostangelent thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 8, 2009
    Thanks I have found the disk and it is in process 58 minutes left....I totally thought there were more steps to it

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