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Question: I can’t reinstall OS X El Captain

My MacBook Pro is in Recovery Mode. Whenever I go to the OS X El Captain option, it says: “this disk doesn’t use the GUID Parition Table Theme. Use Disk Utility to change the parition scheme. Select the disk, choose the Parition tab, select the volume scheme and then click options.” However, whenever I go to the disk utility, the Parition tab is grayed out...

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Mar 11, 2018 12:20 PM in response to ThePhatPerson In response to ThePhatPerson

Your drive is not formatted correctly. If it was then it is not now. If you have a Late 2011 or more recent model:


Internet/Network Recovery of El Capitan or Later on a Clean Disk


  1. Restart the computer. Immediately after the chime hold down the (Command-Option-R) keys until a globe appears.
  2. The Utility Menu will appear in from 5-20 minutes. Be patient.
  3. Select Disk Utility and click on the Continue button.
  4. When Disk Utility loads select the drive (usually, the out-dented entry) from the side list.
  5. Click on the Erase tab in Disk Utility's main window. A panel will drop down.
  6. Set the partition scheme to GUID.
  7. Set the Format type to APFS (SSDs only) or Mac OS Extended (Journaled.)
  8. Click on the Apply button, then click on the Done button when it activates.
  9. Quit Disk Utility and return to the Utility Menu.
  10. Select Reinstall OS X and click on the Continue button.


Note:

1. To install the version of OS X that was currently installed use Command-Option-R.

2. To install the original factory version when the computer was new use Command-Option-Shift-R.

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Mar 11, 2018 12:23 PM in response to ThePhatPerson In response to ThePhatPerson

You cannot award yourself points. If you have solved this yourself, then you should have clicked on the Solve button instead of the Helpful button. It would also help to post what you did to solve your problem to help others if they are looking for a solution to a similar problem. 😀

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