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    Formatted my hard drive NTSF now I cant get OSX back on
    I ran bootcamp , selected the partition size, inserted the xp disk and ran the XP setup, there was 1 partition, I formatted it and then found out it was my main partition… no osx no xp…

    Now I’m trying to reinstall osx but it shows no locations so I went to disk utilities and tried to repair/restore/erase and the options are grayed out for all those options (top row works the bottom action buttons are gray) so I’m out of ideas…

    Can I format my disk back to OSX compatible without Disk Utility since it isnt able to?

    I just got the MBP today so nothing was lost.

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    In Disk Utility you should be able to delete and recreate the partition. I'm assuming you're running the Disk Utility from the OS X setup?

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    yes, like I said disk utility has all the options grayed out so I cant partition, erase, etc...

    I can click across the top options but the button at the bottom that actually says do it is gray on each tab

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    So everything is grayed out under Partition and Erase?

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