Unable to format

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by onqun, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. onqun macrumors member

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    hello everyone, I am trying to format my Mac mini, but I cannot open the internet recovery. My command R or command option R is not working it directly opens the loading screen and apple logo. I have no important file in there. Can you help me please
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  4. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    Sometimes freezes on gray screen
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    I am using Logitech
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Wireless, or USB?
    If wireless, some wireless brands may not accept the shortcut keys for booting. Try a USB keyboard, maybe borrow one just so you can boot to the recovery partition.
     
  6. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not using wireless, I looked at which key is which button before restarting
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Can you successfully do a PRAM reset?

    When you do that reset, continue to hold the same 4 keys (Option-Command-P-R) until you hear the boot chime two more times, then (while the chime is still sounding), release the keys, then immediately hold Command-R

    If your Logitech keyboard is a Windows keyboard (with a windows key, not a command key), make sure that you hold Windows - R keys, not alt - R.

    If that doesn't work, try to boot to Internet Recovery. Same method, but hold Option(alt)-Command-R during boot.
    If you see the Apple icon, rather than the rotating globe during boot, then that still doesn't work.
    (related question - Have you EVER booted successfully to your recovery system with this keyboard?)
    Try a different keyboard - an Apple-brand one, if you have access to one.
     
  8. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow i hold down after Apple logo as well I opened it thank you very much
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Can you tell us why you are doing this to begin with? If things were working fine, then just stopped working, you may have a hardware failure of some sort, and no amount of reinstalling the OS is going to fix that.
     
  10. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay if this will not work I will look at that
     

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