reinstall mac os x to erased drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chad007, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. chad007 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2018
    Hi Sorry to ask, but I have been working 4 days to fix my macbook pro. I actually erased my drive to make it new. what was left was the new drive and the recovery. When reinstalling a new copy of os x it just let me login my apple id and says my apple id is used in US then redirected then nothing is happening. I tried also to make a bootable usb using transmac note that it is also gpt already and still nothing happens because my macbook does not see my bootable usb upon booting by holding the option key.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    "I tried also to make a bootable usb using transmac"

    This is something you're trying on a PC, right?
    You can't do that.
    You MUST create a bootable USB flashdrive installer on another Mac.
    It can't be done any other way that I know of.

    You made a serious mistake by erasing your internal drive WITHOUT A PROPER BACKUP.
    You are finding out WHY it was a mistake right now.

    I'm not sure if this will work, might be worth a try.
    You'll need an external USB drive or a USB flashdrive 16gb or larger.
    Boot from the recovery partition, and try to install the OS onto the EXTERNAL drive.

    If that works, boot from the external drive, set up a temporary account, and then "go to work" on the INTERNAL drive.
  3. chad007 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2018
    Many thanks for the inputs. I will try doing that. Big Thanks.

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