So I tried to format my HD (n00b)

arrggg

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I'm a little new to the Mac world, but I know my way around a PC.

My cousin wanted me to get rid of any of her personal data on this iMac (running 9.2)

I asked her for the install discs and she gave me a disc called "AppleCare"
I think, Looks Good... put the disc in reboot the iMac, hold down "C" to boot to CDRom, and it booted to it.

I went under "Utilities", and "Drive Setup", and did a "Zero All Data" and Initalize. after a while it wiped out everything.

Now how do I resetup the OS... I don't have another OS disc (and if I did I can't seem to find a way to eject this "AppleCare" disc.)

What can I do... if I reboot the iMac it keeps booting to the "AppleCare" disc.

Thanks,
Jeff-
 

DJMastaWes

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Jan 14, 2006
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arrggg said:
I'm a little new to the Mac world, but I know my way around a PC.

My cousin wanted me to get rid of any of her personal data on this iMac (running 9.2)

I asked her for the install discs and she gave me a disc called "AppleCare"
I think, Looks Good... put the disc in reboot the iMac, hold down "C" to boot to CDRom, and it booted to it.

I went under "Utilities", and "Drive Setup", and did a "Zero All Data" and Initalize. after a while it wiped out everything.

Now how do I resetup the OS... I don't have another OS disc (and if I did I can't seem to find a way to eject this "AppleCare" disc.)

What can I do... if I reboot the iMac it keeps booting to the "AppleCare" disc.

Thanks,
Jeff-
Are you asking how to take the disc out?

Restart the computer, and once it turns on, hold down the mouse (right click if you have a 2 button mouse) untill the disc comes out.

EDIT: sorry, I mean left click.
 

Chundles

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arrggg said:
I'm a little new to the Mac world, but I know my way around a PC.

My cousin wanted me to get rid of any of her personal data on this iMac (running 9.2)

I asked her for the install discs and she gave me a disc called "AppleCare"
I think, Looks Good... put the disc in reboot the iMac, hold down "C" to boot to CDRom, and it booted to it.

I went under "Utilities", and "Drive Setup", and did a "Zero All Data" and Initalize. after a while it wiped out everything.

Now how do I resetup the OS... I don't have another OS disc (and if I did I can't seem to find a way to eject this "AppleCare" disc.)

What can I do... if I reboot the iMac it keeps booting to the "AppleCare" disc.

Thanks,
Jeff-
Hold down the mouse button whilst rebooting to eject the disc.

To reinstall the OS you'll need her original restore discs that came with the Mac, the AppleCare disc (I'm at a loss as to how she got a hold of one of them) is a diagnostic disc used by Apple technicians - it doesn't have the OS on it. Just ask her for the OS Restore discs.
 

arrggg

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Aug 15, 2006
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Chundles said:
Hold down the mouse button whilst rebooting to eject the disc.

To reinstall the OS you'll need her original restore discs that came with the Mac, the AppleCare disc (I'm at a loss as to how she got a hold of one of them) is a diagnostic disc used by Apple technicians - it doesn't have the OS on it. Just ask her for the OS Restore discs.
Thanks, I got the disc out. She says she doesn't have the restore disc, or any other discs :(

maybe I need to find a *Shaddy* way of getting the restore disc.
 

quruli

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Aug 11, 2006
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arrggg said:
Thanks, I got the disc out. She says she doesn't have the restore disc, or any other discs :(

maybe I need to find a *Shaddy* way of getting the restore disc.
Is it ok to assume that most PC people take the "shady" route to get software? :rolleyes:
 

steamboat26

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arrggg said:
Thanks, I got the disc out. She says she doesn't have the restore disc, or any other discs :(

maybe I need to find a *Shaddy* way of getting the restore disc.
You could always just buy OS 9.2 disks, or even OS X disks.
 

arrggg

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Aug 15, 2006
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quruli said:
Is it ok to assume that most PC people take the "shady" route to get software? :rolleyes:
I would... but I also think all Middle Easterers are terroists... :p

That and I don't want to really spend any money... they are planning on Freecycleing this PC anyway. Just wanted to give the person getting it an OS.
 

dpaanlka

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arrggg said:
I need to find a *Shaddy* way of getting the restore disc.
Well, it wouldn't help you anyway, since its tremendously unbelievably difficult to burn boot-able classic Mac OS discs from a PC.

I'd suggest eBay.