Volume Erase failed : file system formatter failed

Discussion in 'macOS' started by santoshC, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. santoshC macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Hi All,

    While trying to reinstall the Snow leopard on my Macbook pro 13" i am getting above error.

    I restarted my macbook pressing and holding c key, it took me to the installation menu

    I am trying to erase the the 'Macintosh Hd' from disk utility.. however it gives me error saying..

    "Volume Erase failed : lolume erase filed with error : file system formatter failed"

    PFA screenshot.
    Any help will be appreciable.
  2. santoshC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Tried resetting PRAm

    I resetted the SMC as well as PRAM. However it didn't worked.

    I am still getting same error.

    Any other suggession?
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    In Disk Utility, did you try selecting the HD and then "Partition", then set "Volume Scheme" to 1 Partition, then hit "Options" and select GUID?

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