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Switching has not gone as smoothly as I hoped it would have. And so I would really like to have a clean start with my PowerBook, which to me means a total format and reinstall. I have all the disks to hand as well as the manual, but before I embark on a reinstall I would first like to know how to do a total format.

The details surrounding why I want a total format are a culmination of a lot of things. And by having a fresh install I feel that I would be able to start my relationship with Mac on a better footing.

Please advise in regards to a total format and reinstall.

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Boot from the installation disc (restart with the CD in the drive and hold down "C" until the disc loads). There will be an option to format, although I don't remember if it was called format or what, but you'll be able to figure it out. At least this was the case when I installed Panther.
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