Need to reformat mac (OS X Mavericks) (pictures/screenshots)

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by gotresearch, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. gotresearch macrumors newbie

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    Guys, I need to desperately reset my 13-in aluminum body macbook(not sure exactly when I got it, 3-4 years ago)

    I initially tried resetting using my Snow Leopard disk, but that didn't work. I tried going into disk utilities, but the buttons are all greyed out. When I try command+(insert letters here) the keys are grayed out and my clicking doesn't work either. :confused:

    Here is what I see. Please help me :mad::(
     

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  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    You can not format the drive that you booted up from.

    Try booting from the Snow Leopard disc and initializing from there.
     
  3. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    ....hoping it's not stolen....

    (Apologies to the OP if it's not, but it is his/her very first post...)
     
  4. gotresearch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good idea, I'll try doing that


    EDIT: ...not stolen.
     
  5. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    you can not erase the disk you've booted from : would be a suicide :D

    What is your current OS, and what is your goal : do you want to reinstall SL, or your current OS (if not SL) ?
     

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