818 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2009 7:40 PM by Lyssa
Would she need a bootable clone of her computer? If not, follow the instructions below. If she thinks she could use that, I can give instructions for that as well.
A bootable clone would allow her startup her computer if her internal drive fails and she still needs to do some work.
Here's what you need to do:
Open up Disk Utility (Applications>Utilities).
Highlight the hard drive's icon in the left-hand column (the one with capacity & manufacturer name).
Click the Erase tab and choose "Mac OS Extended" for the volume format.
Name the partition anything except *Macintosh HD*.
Click the "Erase" button.
This should just take a few minutes, then you should be able to write to the drive without problems.