Wiped clean but now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by linda1224, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. linda1224 macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2018
    I have a new MacBook Pro that had the wrong information uploaded to it and now I am trying to get back to the set up like brand new. I did the Command R several times and now when I get to disk utility it only shows container disk 1. What can I do to get the drive back to reinstall the os?
  2. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Im pretty sure you need a boot drive using a usb thumb drive. Hope someone with more knowledge will chime in here.
  3. dacama macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2018

    I think you're going to need a bootable USB drive with the OS on it to continue.

    More than likely, the clean wipe also wiped the recovery partition that should have allowed the Command R functionality / internet recovery.

    If there are any nearby Apple stores, maybe they can help you?
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    A bootable USB drive with installer would get your system back to original more quickly, but an external drive, or a bootable USB stick, is not necessary.

    Here's an Apple support article that tells you, step-by-step, how to get the system installed again.
  5. linda1224 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2018
    --- Post Merged, Feb 27, 2018 ---
    Thanks a bunch! Finally found the correct steps in the Support article. You're the best!

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