I DELETED MY MAC HD AND CANNOT DO ANYTHING

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  1. IndicudKing macrumors newbie

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    I bought this Mac and thought I needed to erase every file (dumb, I know) in prefer to clear space to download the Mac HD and update the OS. I now have rested very way possible from NVRM to COMMAND + R + P + OPTION. I need help finding out how to fix my hard drive now I assume. Here’s a pic of what’s in it.
     

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  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

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  3. IndicudKing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes just trying to start it now as a new Mac with a fresh os
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    I have attempted to do a internet recovery multiple times but it seems to always loop back to the utilities menu after I select the language and still there is no Mac HD or disk whatsoever . Square one .
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Try this:

    PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS OUT AND CHECK THEM OFF AS YOU GO ALONG:
    1. Press the power on button and keep holding it in until the Mac shuts off. You're going to start over.
    2. Press the power on button and IMMEDIATELY hold down the Command, option and R keys ("command-option-R"). KEEP HOLDING THEM DOWN.
    3. You should now boot into internet recovery. IF you're connecting via wifi, you may need to enter your wifi password.
    4. Open Disk Utility, but don't do anything yet
    5. Look in the upper-left-hand corner. See that "view" menu?
    6. Choose "Show ALL devices".
    7. You should now see the representation for the physical drive inside the iMac -- it will the TOPMOST item "on the list" on the left.
    8. Click that item, then click "erase" (upper right)
    9. Choose "Mac OS extended with journaling enabled" (GUID partition format).
    (note: if your only choice is APFS, choose that, but try Mac OS extended first)
    10. Let Disk Utility erase the drive
    11. Close Disk Utility and open the OS installer
    12. See if the installer will install a fresh copy of the OS now. The computer may reboot once or twice in the process. Expect this to take a while.
    13. When done, you should be presented with a setup screen to set up the new OS.
     
  5. IndicudKing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dude thank you . The steps about clicking Partion on the first file in disk utility then erasing the one with (some long word in parenthesis) lol it allowed me to install Mac OS Mojave again.
     
  6. ivnj macrumors 65816

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