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How to Format an iMac





sunjay
Hi guys,

I recently brought an apple imac from a garage sale and there is loads of crap on that computer.

What i want to do is format the whole thing and reset whatever setting that was previously on the computer.

How do I do that?

My mac is a blue imac with I think a G3 500mhz processor, 20gb hdd and Ati rage 128 graphics card.

thanks

james
Saber
Did you get the system disks with it?

If so, put the disk in, and restart while holding down the 'c' key. Then when it starts up the menu will walk you through what you need to do.

-saber
blendbet
What I heard from my friend (an Imac owner) you just need to insert
the CD ROM that contains the Installation Setup files and other
necessary files, I believe it comes with the entire Package for your
Imac, and you just need to let it run when you boot your Imac, and
everything else is just clicking "OK" "Next" and "Finish". Smile
sunjay
Ahh! Dame it. I dont have the install disks cos i broughtit from a garage sale.

Might look for it on ebay.

What version of Mac OS would you suggest that would run on that Mac? OS 9.2 or OS X 10.3 ?

Thanks guys

James
blueray
That's depends on your machine model. You know that most newer computers today should only be used Mac OS X.

So, if you got a flat 17" imac or later, then, your choose should only be it.
If you do, please post details about your mac, so that anyone could help you. Smile
sunjay
Okay, my mac is a 500mhz G3, 192mb ram, 15inch and is blue. Its those macs that looks like an egg and has the clear coloured plastic.

Just a side question, what is starting up in verbose mode?
Kd527
What OS are you currently running? How much RAM does it have, HD space?

verbose mode is when the computer shows all the text and information when booting up instead of the white screen with the apple.

I have an iMac G3 and I think I've found that it's actually faster running OS 9 instead of Panther, but OS X is a much better OS. I think it's due to my having 128 MB RAM.
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