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2895 Views 74 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 6:39 AM by Csound1 RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)

    Mike, that's really great news . . .


    Can you hang in there for a little while?  I'm positive that the guys more knowledgeable with this end of things will come along in a few hours. 

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)

    Mike --


    I found EZ Jim,and his recommendations follow:Erase1.png



    Once it's zero'd out, name the disk,and it will be ready to use with no inherited problems.


    Any questions, write back.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)

    PS --


    EZ had another thought.

    If you want to have this disk encrypted, select Enrypted (Journaled).

    That means you put in the pw to be able to see anything that's on that disk.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)

    Hi Mike


    Save a copy of the installer now, the original will delete when the installation completes

    (make a folder on the internal and save a copy there, do the same on the external, so there will be 2)


    MikeMiller06 wrote:


    As I understand it, I go to the disk recover tool while starting up and clear it there.  But someone here mentioned that it would then automatically redownload the OS.  I thought that's why I was downloading and saving a backup before.  Can I just plug in my external hard drive and install from the install file on there?

    I suggest installing onto the external drive, then you will be able to reboot to the external and perform data recovery etc to the external. Once the external is as you need it to be you can clone it back to the internal.


    Don't encrypt, it makes for more complex methods when recovering, if you wish to encrypt make it the final stage.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,095 points)

    Sorry, I'm (very) late getting back to the party - you'll be fine following CSound's suggestions. Make sure you have a copy of the installer on a disk you are not erasing (of course). Booted from your internal, you should be able to direct the installer to install on your external, then use Setup Assistant to port over whatever you want, and when you're done with that, boot into the external. Now wipe your internal using Disk Utility and then use CCC to clone your new installation back onto the erased internal.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,095 points)

    Good luck!

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)

    MikeMiller06 wrote:


    Ok, I think I get what y'all are saying.  I'll let ya know how it goes when I get back to my room tonight or maybe if I have a chance to try during lunch or dinner break.

    What's for dinner

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)

    Mike --


    How are you coming along?  Do you need more support?  Let us know, OK?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,095 points)

    So very sorry to hear that! So, what  and how exactly is "on the fritz"?


    When you say glitchy system - are you referring to the hardware? It really shouldn't be the software if you put a brand new install on it. Unless - if you ported old stuff over, that could be including something incompatible?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)

    Sadly I have to agree, a clean install does remove most of the software questions .... hardware looks like the most likely cause (how's that for a lot of 'qualifiers') Returning while in Warranty makes sense. Sorry we couldn't get it going and thanks for your efforts on our behalf over there.

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