Reformatting the HD made it disappear! HELP!!!!!

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  1. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    So I am selling my macbook and I reformatted the hard drive using the disk utility on the OSX install disk. I zeroed out the hard drive as well to protect all my data. However when it was done, the disk disappeared and I couldn't install the OS! It's like the hard drive doesn't even exist. I put the computer into firewire mode and plugged it into another computer and it only mounted the DVD drive.

    What the hell do I do to install the OS on the HD? Help me please!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mac OS journaled
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Extended and Journaled? If that's the case, I have no idea why it isnt showing up? In target mode, nothing shows up in the other Mac's disk utility?
     
  5. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct. What I'm afraid I may have done is zero out the HD without formatting it. Does that change the diagnosis?
     
  6. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    If the drive doesn't appear in disk utilites when booting from the install DVD it is probably dead. It may be that writing zeroes made it show a defect.
     
  7. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Applecare says it's dead too. Thanks everyone for the help!
     

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