MacBook Pro :: Just Zero Erase New SSD - What To Do Now

Sep 18, 2010

I just followed this link here [URL] to install my SSD and I foolishly did the Zero Erase. After searching through macrumors, it seems that I have killed my drive. Is there any form of redemption? Corsair F60 on a brand new MBP 15inch

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OS X :: How Can Be Achieved Disck Utility Erase, But Only Erase Free Space Was Highlighted

Jul 27, 2009

I bought an imac 2 years ago, and updated it to leopard when that was released.
I no longer have the discs i used for Leopard, only the original mac os x 10.4 discs.I am very soon going to be selling this machine and need to wipe everything so that all is left if the operating system in the form you would expect as if you had just bought a new mac.How can this be achieved, i tried disck utility> erase, but only erase free space was 'highlighted'.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Erase Everyting?

Dec 29, 2010

I need to repair my hard drive but the Disk Utility won't work.

I found out that I can insert the disk it came with and install the OSX and then run disk utility and do the repair.[I think it's called doing a clean install]

So I insert my disk and try and install the OSX and it's telling me I need to erase everything on my computer and then I can install it because there's a newer version on OSX on it.

[My MBP is 2 years old so I think I have Leopard or Snow Leopard]

Is there any way I do it without having to erase everything?

If I do end up having to erase everything would it be possible to put it all on my Seagate, that currently is holding stuff from my PC? How do I do that?

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MacBook :: Can't Erase USB Data

Jan 7, 2010

Every time I try to erase music from my USB Key or Phone.

You can see that the music or files have been erased, but it doesnt free up and space. When you pop the USB Key into the stereo or play music on the phone, all the files are there.

I have to go through the Disk Utility option to erase stuff, but this erases everything. When you erase on the PC, everything is fine.

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MacBook Pro :: Way Erase My History

Mar 2, 2012

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Mar 8, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: How To Erase All Data

Mar 28, 2012

How can I erase all data from a MacBook Pro?

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MacBook :: Way To Erase And Install

Mar 30, 2012

I've erased and reinstalled my Lion 10.7.3 but after rebooting, all my previous programs are also installed.How do I format and erase my HD completely so I get a clean OS like I had when I bought my Macbook Pro?

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MacBook Pro :: Erase ALL The Files On It?

Apr 6, 2012

I've just gotten a new MacBook Air and successfully migrated all my data from my MacBook Pro. Now I'd like to clean up my MacBook Pro for my son. I don't want to erase all the applications, but I do want to erase all my files. Is there an easy way to it?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Erase Hard Drive

Jun 10, 2010

Is there anyway to erase my hard drive on my old broken mbp? (fried logic board) I want to sell the whole unit, but feel that the only thing i could do is take out the hard drive and sell everything else. Id prefer to not have to dismantle my mbp as it is somewhat time consuming. Is there a way to erase it within the mac?

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MacBook Pro :: Have To Erase Disk To Install A New OS?

Feb 24, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro 2.1 GHZ with 2GB of RAM from 2006 with Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) and I bought Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.3). I want to install the new OS but I had some problems with this process. Do I have to erase my hard disk first and then install Snow Leopard? I want to keep my documents on my hard disk and the programs that I have.

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MacBook Air :: How To Erase Apps From Launch Pad

Apr 24, 2012

I have 2 skype apps, dupicate icons for other stuff...

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Erase And Format New Drive

May 8, 2012

Installed m4 crucial SSD and I cannot erase and format new drive. I get an error "wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed."

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MacBook Pro :: How To Erase HD And Re-install OSX Lion

May 9, 2012

I got a new macbook pro. I tried installing windows on it via bootcamp...To cut a long story short, I messed up the system. Now the PC doesn't start and when I run the system, the apple logo just shows with the chime. Nothing more. I din't back up anyhting. 

If the system manages to start, immediately I log on, the computer logs itself off again. Im simply tired of all this and want to erase mac osx lion from my mac book, then re-install it again. How to go about it? 

I know pressing Command +R then going to recovery will open recovery. Then I click on disk utilities. But then, selecting which hardisk to format?

My hard disk had no partitions, but then trying to format it, I see a larger disk with a different title, then under it, I see "Macintosh HD". Which of them should I select to format to do the job? the main HD or the sub one under it "Macintosh HD" 

I totally hate this, considering the fact that I have to buy about $60.0 worth of credits to re-download osx lion from the net. My macbook didn't come with a cd you know..

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Files That Say You Can't Erase Them?

May 14, 2012

I'm trying to delete several files (one, an application; the other, an Excel file) but whenever I move them to the trash, I get an error message. The Application (Skype) error says I have to unlock the file, but after I unlock it (using File->Get Info) and I type in the administrator password, it gets me back to the beginning and I have to do the whole thing over and over again.

When I try to delete Excel file, i get a dialogue box that says "The operation can't be completed because the item NY alumni list.xls is in use." But the file is only being used by me; even after I make a small change and resave it and then try to delete it, i get the same error message repeatedly.

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MacBook :: Erase A Computer Before Discarding?

Jun 5, 2012

Before recycling a computer (Macbook), what is an efficient way of wiping all data from it?

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MacBook Air :: Erase The Security Copies On Mac?

Jun 20, 2012

I do the Time machine daily on an external Hard Drive.I´ve must had done something wrong, because suddenly my Mac did the security copies on the internal Hard Drive and I cannot erase them.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: How To Erase With Restoration Discs

Jun 21, 2012

I wish to restore my computer to factory setting. I just don't have the restoration discs.


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MacBook Pro :: Erase Macintosh HD After Installing A Ssd Hd?

Jun 26, 2012

I've replaced the hard drive with a ssd hd and intalled Lion on it. Now I've 128GB hd called "ssd" and 500GB hd called "Macintosh HD" (the old one). I've would like to erase Macintosh HD but is not possible. If I try I've an alert with "Is not possible to unmount the drive".

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: How To Erase The Hard-drive

Jun 28, 2012

How do I erase my hard drive? In Utility>Disk Utility, but the only option highlighted is "Erase Free Space".  

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: 7 Pass Erase Vs 3 Pass Vs Zero Erase

Apr 25, 2012

I want to start afresh on my HD, i.e. reinstall from original disks and use Disk Utility to secure erase (via Erase & Install).I've read articles about pros and cons + how to do it. So I think I know how to do everything.However, from my reading I gather that Zero Erase is a single pass random erase whereas 7 Pass is secure erase (and there is a 3 Pass secure erase option nowadays)?That got me wondering - does 7 Pass secure erase make 7 x single passes over the entire disk?If it does, then when the blue bar has extended a bit over a third of the way across the progress monitor (that little bar that indicates time left) it should have made 3 passes, which would be equivalent to 3 pass secure erase?Is that an option?Is it possible to stop part way through an erase (which is part of E & I)? My original disks 1 and 2 have OS X 10.4, with OS X 10.5 included as complimentary 3rd disk (because OS X 10.5 was just released at that time).I gather I need to erase with disk 1, then install disks 1 + 2, then install OS X 10.5.

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MacBook :: Completely Erase Personal Data

Oct 27, 2010

I am selling my MacBook, is there a way to completely erase it of my personal data if I don't have the original disks?

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MacBook Pro :: Formatting HD To Erase Account And All Info

Oct 11, 2009

I bought the new 13" MBP and I'm selling my Late 2007 15" MBP to cover the cost. I will be formatting the hard drive so that my account and info on the computer are erased. My question is, how can I erase my account on the system so that whenever the new owner gets it, he/she gets the Leopard start up screen (The one like when you purchase a new Mac and you have to setup your account i.e. the "welcome" screen)?

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MacBook Pro :: Need To Clone Drive And Erase All Info?

May 4, 2010

Gonna turn in my MBP later this week, because of a broken hard drive. What do I do before turning it in? Should I clone the drive (for backup) and then format and zero it out, to remove personal information?

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MacBook Pro :: Any Other Reason To Erase Hard Drive?

Jul 7, 2010

Is there any reason to erase hard drive and do a new install other than selling mac or new os?

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MacBook Pro :: Erase And Install Snow Leopard?

Feb 8, 2012

I have a macbook running leopard and am upgrading to snow leopard. I have a back up from leopard on an external hard drive and I would like to completely wipe my computer, start fresh. However, I no longer have the leopard install disc but I do have the old tiger install disc. I am thinking to revert to tiger to restore the computer's settings and then upgrade to snow leopard. Will I still be able to restore select items from my Leopard back up?

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MacBook :: How To Erase External Hard Drive

Mar 28, 2012

Macbook OS X 10.5.8 and a WD 10EAVS 1TB External Hard Drive. That's all. I was given this by a fellow student on campus who was graduating. So I want to use this to store my iTunes Library (my Macbook's hard drive ran out of space). Here's what I do:

- Macbook is turned on and running

- I plug the external hard drive into a working outlet --> Hard drive turns on

- I plug the external hard drive into the mac using a USB connection --> Disk Insertion Error message: the disk you insterted was not readable by this computer

- It is not readable so I open it in Disk Utility (the hard drive is listed/recognized)

- I attempt to erase and/or partition the hard drive in order to format it in Mac OS Extended OR Mac OS Extended (Journaled), but I get one of these two messages: "Disk Erase failed with the error: File system formatter failed." OR "Disk Erase failed with the error: The underlying task reported failure on exit."

I attempted to look up what these mean or how to fix the problem but nothing is really working. I was able to format the hardware line to MS-DOS (FAT) and the sub-line as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) but I don't even know if that's right or not.Basically, I need my computer to recognize this hard drive whenever I plug it in and to run smoothly as "extra space" to store my music on.I haven't had A LOT of experience with external hard drives but enough to get things done. But this problem is a killer.

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MacBook :: Erase And Reinstall To It's Original Settings?

May 17, 2012

How do I erase and reinstall my Macbook to it's original settings?

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MacBook :: Snow Leopard: How To Erase And Install

Jun 1, 2012

Can't install the applications dvd, it says an error occured and i have to contact the software manufacturer for this. What will i do to have it installed (i life)?

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MacBook :: Snow Leopard: Erase And Install

Jun 14, 2012

I'm trying to erase my hard drive to sell my MacBook and well I used the drop in disk to help with this. I dont have the gray disks that came with my computer. Any who I ran it erase and reinstall the os and at the last second it failed to install. Now when I start my computer with the disk it'll try to down load the os and it says that I don't have an OS X version 10.4 or higher on my computer. So basically I don't have a operating system on my MacBook. It's empty. It is a white 13 inch MacBook.


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