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OK I think I've got it! Running disk erase from... 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
OK I think I've got it! Running disk erase from the install disk on the ENTIRE HDD, not just the Windows partition (duh... ) Writing 0's to the whole disk, seems to be proceeding. Afterwards I'll...
Posted by Fred, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I should add II, the options are also dimmed when... 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
I should add II, the options are also dimmed when I boot from install disk 1 & attempt disk utilities/erase from there.

There MUST be a way to do this...
Posted by Fred, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I should have tried that BEFORE I reloaded... 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
Yeah, I should have tried that BEFORE I reloaded OSX. Unfortunately now the bootcamp utility doesn't appear at all...
Posted by Fred, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I should add that when I attempt to access the... 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
I should add that when I attempt to access the windows partition in OS X disk utility & select erase, all options are dimmed :hmm:
Posted by Fred, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have done that in the past with the Macbook in... 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
I have done that in the past with the Macbook in question and an older mac laptop my wife had previously. At the moment though, we only have the one mac. Is it possible to do this with the mac & a...
Posted by Fred, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, when I... 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, when I clicked on bootcamp under utilities, I got a message telling me it had "expired", so I cannot start it to remove the XP partition. The laptop had been...
Posted by Fred, on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Reloading OSX/wiping HDD on Bootcamped Macbook 3,243 Views / 12 Replies  
My wife has a Macbook she has been using for work for about 2 years. It has been running OSX & XP Pro via Bootcamp. She used both OS's for email, Word, Internet, etc. The hdd is allotted about...
Posted by Fred, on Jan 30, 2008 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do to some events at my wife's work (these are... 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
Do to some events at my wife's work (these are her work laptops) we did not proceed any further with this until tonight. I wanted to report that accessing Disk Utility via the MacBook OS install...
Posted by Fred, on Jun 24, 2007 at 11:40 PM, in macOS
OK I did get into disk utility under the HDD in... 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
OK I did get into disk utility under the HDD in question, but when I tried to run the erase I keep getting various errors, a different one with each attempt, including "Input output error", "no such...
Posted by Fred, on Mar 19, 2007 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
OK I have the 2 laptops connected via firewire,... 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
OK I have the 2 laptops connected via firewire, and I am able to view the contents of the old machine's HDD in Finder. However when I go to applications/utilities, Disk Utility is not there. Only...
Posted by Fred, on Mar 19, 2007 at 10:44 PM, in macOS
Thanks for the replies. The firewire technique... 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. The firewire technique sounds perfect. The ibook is in really bad shape, broken latch, beat up. I doubt it will be retained by her employer, which makes it even more...
Posted by Fred, on Mar 19, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in macOS
Thanks for the reply. I know with a pc... 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. I know with a pc undeleting files is pretty easy with Norton Utlities, etc. We just want to be safe :) I see the instructions in the link say "You must reboot your computer...
Posted by Fred, on Mar 18, 2007 at 10:25 PM, in macOS
Wiping HDD on ibook 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
My wife has an old ibook running OSX which had been her work computer. It has been replaced & she needs to return it. 1st we would like to wipe all personal info, files, emails, added apps etc. in...
Posted by Fred, on Mar 18, 2007 at 09:05 PM, in macOS
After sitting at 34% for about 2 hours, I powered... 347 Views / 1 Replies  
After sitting at 34% for about 2 hours, I powered off & restarted boot camp. This time, when XP got to the formatting part, it presented the option of "quick format", which had not appeared the 1st...
Posted by Fred, on Dec 7, 2006 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Possible HDD problem on Intel Macbook 347 Views / 1 Replies  
My wife has an Intel Macbook she uses for work, mostly runing windows via Boot Camp. Several days ago, the XP side refused to boot. OSX seemed fine. I updated the firmware & software, dl's...
Posted by Fred, on Dec 7, 2006 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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