Resolved Wiped harddrive, can't reboot OS

dlwelch91

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 8, 2015
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Hi guys,

I was trying to reinstall OS Yosemite on my computer. So I restarted the computer opening up disk utility. When I did that, I erased my Macintosh HD completely. From there, I think I was supposed to reinstall Yosemite immediately from the reinstall button, however I accidentally restarted my computer. Now, whenever I boot my mac, the only thing that appears is a blue folder with a question mark. When I try to reenter disk utility mode to install Yosemite, it doesn't work.

I even tried to reinstall OS Leopard from an old installation disk I had but that didn't work either. It seems that my hard drive is completely wiped and I have no idea how to reinstall the operating system. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
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Hi guys,

I was trying to reinstall OS Yosemite on my computer. So I restarted the computer opening up disk utility. When I did that, I erased my Macintosh HD completely. From there, I think I was supposed to reinstall Yosemite immediately from the reinstall button, however I accidentally restarted my computer. Now, whenever I boot my mac, the only thing that appears is a blue folder with a question mark. When I try to reenter disk utility mode to install Yosemite, it doesn't work.

I even tried to reinstall OS Leopard from an old installation disk I had but that didn't work either. It seems that my hard drive is completely wiped and I have no idea how to reinstall the operating system. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
Hold Cmd+R on startup. It should boot into Internet Recovery if it can't find the recovery partition, and then you can reinstall it that way.

EDIT: if that doesn't work, try hold Cmd+Alt+R on startup.
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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Try holding the option key at boot and see if the recovery HD partition is there to select as the boot source. That should get you back to that install screen where you were.
 
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