I've reformatted a hundred or more times with PC's over the years, but never with the Mac. From time to time I know this simple process, if done incorrectly, can cause massive problems. This is especially true as I only have my MacBook and thus cannot connect to the net to ask for assistance, if a problem should occur. So I was wondering if any of you old timers could just shed some light on this process. I unfortunately need to reformat because bootcamp is not working and I've exhausted all other apparent solutions. Obviously I'll back my files up. Then is it just a case of booting from OSX installation CD's, 'ERASING' the disk using DISK UTILITY and then installing OSX from the CD's?