Please help! I need to reformat my hd now!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tkmcm05, May 12, 2011.

  1. tkmcm05 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    I need to reformat my hd but I don't have my discs to do so. Is there any other way I can do this? I have my friends OSX disc but it will not let me use this on my MacBook Pro. PLEASE HELP!
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    You'll need the discs for your computer, I'm afraid. Apple will sell you some if you give them the serial number of your Mac.
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    If the purpose of this reformat is to erase your hard disk, you might try getting a linux distro and using that to format the HD. I have never tried this on a mac, but I don't see a reason it won't work.
  4. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
  5. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I think the OP wants to "wipe and install" and that is why they are asking about an OS disk. You can pick up a Snow Leopard disk for $29 and it will work on any Mac. Apple will probably charge you less for a replacement for the disk that came with your system but you can walk in and pick up a SL disk in a few minutes (provided you are near an Apple Store or Best Buy that happens to have SL in stock).

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