Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
10-31-2009, 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by Mac2009OSX
In reply to the full format question. I have over a decade in experience as an IT administrator, all of our machines have zeros written to them before we go forward with any sort of install.
This could be part of the problem!
You're moving forward with your Mac in the same way you would with the Windows computers you're more familiar with.
I'm not saying writing zeros to the hard drive before doing an install is bad or anything..it's just not necessary.
What disc are you trying to install from:
- is it a grey disk or a black disk with a big X on it?
- if a grey disk, is it the disk that originally came with the computer?
- if not...these grey disks are model specific, and it may not work with your MacBook Pro.
- if you're using a grey disk, and it did not originally come with the computer...then you need to purchase a retail OS install "Black" disk.
Hope this helps,
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