2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 12:47 PM by arthur
abukias Level 1 Level 1

how to format my hard disk ....my mac book came with no cds

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    Restart with the Command and R keys held down and do it from the Disk Utility on the recovery partition.



  • arthur Level 5 Level 5

    You do this either with a Mountain Lion install disc or drive, which you have to make yourself, or from the Recovery System. For the Recovery System, you reboot while holding down command-R. This boots from a (hidden) recovery partition that is on your hard drive; then you access Disk Utility and do your formatting that way. The Recovery system can do a new install of Mountain Lion from the internet from apple once you have reformatted your drive. Or you can make a ML installer disk from the installer files that you download for future reference.

    Here's a page about Recovery mode: OS X: About OS X Recovery

    and here's how to make your own ML installer disk: How to Burn OS X Mountain Lion to a DVD or USB Flash Drive..

    BTW, you could have figured out all this yourself with a google search.