Disk Erase For Mac

Your assumptions were right about Recovery being a separate partition. How did you erase the disk, from withing the recovery partition? If so, the recovery partition must still be there.

Disk Erase For Mac

Disk Erase For Mac

Disk Wipe by www.diskwipe.org is a freeware application that will help you securely delete data from your hard drive. Even though Disk Wipe for Mac is not available for download, you can try other similar tools instead. Here is a list of apps that can serve as replacements for Disk Wipe for Mac. The Disk Utility on Mac is a very useful system tool for fixing specific disk problems. For example, you can run a disk check when your apps quit simultaneously, an external drive is not working properly, or your Mac won’t startup. Disk Erase failed with the error: Couldn’t Unmount Disk. Partition failed Partition failed with the error.

Can you still boot into Recovery HD? Try restarting while holding down the 'Option' key rather than 'command-r'.

Do you get any bootable disks? You should get the recovery partition.

Disk Erase For Mac

If so, boot into it. Go to Disk Utility and do 'Repair Disk'. Do it more than once if necessary, or until no more errors show. Once the disk is repaired, choose 'Reinstall OS X Lion' from within recovery. You need to have an active internet connection in order for this to work.

In the event that you can't get any joy, an Apple store will reinstall it for you. If your machine is less than 12 months old, they should do this for free.

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Solution Comparison


Erase Disk Mac Terminal

[email protected] KillDiskIndustrial SoftwareDesktop / System

Disk Erase (complete all disk's surface sanitation) for HDD, SSD & USB

Parallel erasing of multiple disks at the same time

Support for 24 international erase methods, including US DoD 5220.22 M

Disk Wipe sanitation of unused clusters on live volumes for most file systems

Supports verification, PDF Certificates & XML exports, emailing results, reports customization

Prints customizable Sticky Labels in different formats for HDDs/SSDs

Supports preliminary Disk Examination for bad sectors & Examine Grading

Displays and monitors health status for all disks based on a S.M.A.R.T. info

Disk sectors and volumes can be inspected on a low level in advanced Disk Viewer

Controls or stops erase process based on S.M.A.R.T. parameters and disk erase speed

Supports operations over group of disks (Batch operations)

Disk Cloning from different sources available after disk erase is complete

Automatic Mode allows to discover & erase hot-swappable disks automatically

Self-contained Hardware Box with optional System Control Center

Supports Command Line operations and Scripting

Support for legacy 32-bit PC architecture (x86) to run on

Ability to start from Bootable CD/DVD or LiveUSB and erase disks on any PC

Freeware or Demo product version provided for evaluation


[email protected] KillDiskIndustrial SoftwareDesktop / System

Erasing disks in parallel

Per # of licenses5 to 100+5 to 25

Type of hardware to install software to

Any PCStorage ServerPreconfigured Box

Software platform to install to

Windows Windows/LinuxCustom Linux

Usage in business type

Home to LargeRecyclersSmall to Large

Usage in different physical locations (PCs, offices, branches)

Per # of licensesSingle locationSingle location

from $39.95/lic

from $30.00/slot

from $1950/box