"Starting Internet Recovery", Command+R

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Squilly, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

    Squilly

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    So, I am trying to reset my MBP to factory settings. It's a rMBP running Mountain Lion. I booted it up, pressed command+r, and I've been waiting for a good 10 minutes with nothing happening. The message is:
    I'm not connected to the Internet. Is it supposed to take this long?

    Update. Doesn't look good.
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  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You're not connected to the internet and are attempting to do internet recovery? I would imagine that would take....forever.
     
  3. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's the reason I'm recovering it. The computer is locked with a password. In order to get onto the Internet, I need the password since the network is encrypted.
     
  4. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    Happened to me too. I just had to give it multiple tries with different Internet routers. I live in a dorm, so it turned out my neighbor's internet worked while mine sometimes would work with recovery. Also, resetting PRAM helped a bunch for many. But since i had a firmware password i couldn't reset the PRAM. And to get rid of the firmware password, you have to go into recovery...So just jeep trying.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Wait... Whaa??

    The computer password has nothing to do with the network encryption. All you do is type in the password of the network when booting into the recovery partition - I did it yesterday.

    And why did you try and do an internet restore if you knew you weren't connected to any network? :confused:
     
  6. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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    If I buy a new macbook, replace the HD with a ssd, can I do internet recovery, or do I need an in hand disk or usb of ML.
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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  8. kevink2 macrumors 6502a

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    Modern macbooks can access internet recovery with a blank hard drive.

    I recently ran internet recovery to access disk utility when I had disk corruption, and realized I didn't have a recovery partition anymore. And before I realized I could plug in my time machine usb drive and boot off of that.
     
  9. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Modern Macs have this really neat feature hidden in the firmware where if the HD/SSD is blank or corrupted, it can download a OS X installer into the RAM and run it off that.
     

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