The disk is not formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled)

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by chrisn5942, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. chrisn5942 macrumors newbie

    chrisn5942

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    Help
    Trying to restore to factory settings to either reuse or sell as it slowed to a snail's pace.
    Get the error message in the title. I thought I had followed all the instructions to delete and restore correctly.
    It says use Disk Utility to enable journaling.
    But when I quit macOs install and go to Disk Utility the Volume buttons are greyed out.
    Any suggestions to compete my restore?
    Thanks
     
  2. chrisn5942 thread starter macrumors newbie

    chrisn5942

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    Very kind but that is what I did and I have the problem mentioned above now. I cannot reinstall macOS High Sierra due to the error message I mention.
    Thanks
     
  3. chabig macrumors 603

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    I suspect you’re getting tripped up at step 6. It’s very important that you boot from Recovery as instructed. I recommend printing the instructions and following step by step. You cannot format or erase the volume you’re booted from. That’s why the buttons are grayed out.
     

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