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Question: I cannot get my old macbook pro to restart in order for me to format the drive

I want to wipe my drive on an old macbook pro, but I cannot get it to restart using command R so I can format the drive. Any suggestions?

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Dec 9, 2017 8:47 PM in response to ghtK3VHxiO9DalJklqHh In response to ghtK3VHxiO9DalJklqHh

Make sure you are doing this properly.


As soon as your screen turns black, you want to hold Command and R at the exact same time, and when the Apple logo appears, let go. It may take some time to boot up.

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Dec 10, 2017 11:19 AM in response to ghtK3VHxiO9DalJklqHh In response to ghtK3VHxiO9DalJklqHh

That is correct.


You can use the Restore function in Disk Utility will will create bootable copy of the system drive. You can also use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to create a bootable clone of the system drive.

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Question: I cannot get my old macbook pro to restart in order for me to format the drive