Macbook air 13 startup disk issue :(

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  1. zaidbaby macrumors newbie

    zaidbaby

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    Hi,

    So, story is I was trying to format my macbook by going into recovery mode from boot. I then erased the macintosh hd partition and went to install OS X 10 and checked that it was going to work out. I turned off my laptop because I decided to do it later. When I again tried to booting into recovery mode it kept taking me to internet recovery so I decided to make a Bootable usb for installing MAC OS X El Capitan. I did it using transmac on windows. But now when I only press option key to see the option for startup disk. It still takes me internet recovery. What should I do ? I am tired and frustrated.
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

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    Sorry for perhaps asking the obvious, but why not use internet installation?
     
  3. zaidbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

    zaidbaby

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    I gave it a try twice. Whenever it gets to end and 30 minutes remaining it al just stops for a while and gives me an error "can't download some components to install OS X"
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Last I checked Transmac does not work for making an El Capitan installer.

    I would command-option-r back to Internet recovery and erase the drive again the start over. You can update back to El Capitan afterwards.
     
  5. zaidbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

    zaidbaby

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    I tried again and it gets to end when 30 minutes are remaining and gives the error message "can't download the required component to install OS X"
     

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