I 'Erased' Hard Drive, and now I am having trouble re-installing OSX

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by kiko7210, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. kiko7210 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I created an account on here just to look for some help, I couldn't find any helpful information on Google and I am hoping one of you know more about my current problem.

    I booted up a 2012 Macbook into Recovery Mode and 'Erased' the Hard Drive (with Mac OS Extended Journaled and GUID option). After about an hour, it was done- with the newly created partition (it is the only partition)

    I restart the Macbook, but this time I boot from my Bootable USB Drive (which has El Capitan on it). it asks me where I want to install El Capitan, and choose my recently formatted drive.
    This the part where I am having trouble-- El Capitan says it is installing... but then it stops and gives me the message "a disk with a mount point is required".

    I go to disk utility and I see the my partition is unmounted, I mount it, try again, same error. Now I can no longer go into Recovery Mode, only Internet Recovery (which is taking an hour to load up).

    As I wait for Internet Recovery to load, does anyone have any solutions? Thanks!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What prompted you to do all this? It almost sounds like you have a failed internal drive.
     
  3. kiko7210 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well.. the Macbook didn't want to boot up anymore. All I got was the Apple logo with a loading bar, so that is when I decided to just format the hard drive. Before I formatted the drive, I tried to repair the disks in Recovery Mode through Disk Utility, and I got a bunch of errors.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That does sound like a bad drive and you should just replace it and restore from a backup. A bad drive cable can also cause this. I would just replace both to be sure.
     

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