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MacBook Air 2011 - no recovery partition when trying to reinstall OS

9097 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2013 10:00 PM by steve626 RSS
Marty99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 19, 2013 1:44 AM

Hi guys,

Hoping someone cab help me in reinstalling my MacBook Air OS?


I've been trying to reinstall the OS to factory specs and have been following previous posts using the reboot holding the option button method. My problem is that a recovery partition doesn't exist. I only see the MAC OS partition and the wireless network drop down.


If I select the MAC OS partition the machine try's to boot to the OS (of course) which fails - hanging on the Apple logo screen with the rotating processing symbol


Can anyone advise how I go forward from here? Can I somehow delete the MAC OS partition and rebuild from wifi/net?


Any help would be greatly appreciated




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