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

    Oct 31, 2013
    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


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    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


    Feb 28, 2009
    ....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

    Oct 31, 2013
    Good idea, I'll try doing that

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

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    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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