1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 2:25 AM by clintonfrombirmingham
mbzgurl Level 1 Level 1

I think I'm to the point where I have to erase my hard drive. . I don't know how to backup the system.

I have a external hard drive. How do I reformat my hard drive?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X

    Have you tried booting into your Recovery partition (holding down the command and R keys whilst booting) and verifying your internal drive and repairing if necessary?


    While in Recovery mode you can also reinstall OS X without erasing your data on the drive.


    Try it and see what happens.