Last nite when I got home, I selected the the drive in disk utility and and hit erase, after 15 minutes of doing nothing I shut it off.
I will check tonight when I get home the SMART status thing. The local Apple retailer has been around forever and it is going to cost 190 out the door for a new drive installed and they can have it done that day.
LOL yeah, I watched a youtube vid, there are like 30 screws to remove!!
They also told me TM works beautifully. The one question I had was, will TM bring in all the updates and put on 10.6.7 for the OS and of course all the others Safari, iTunes ect, to there current version?
so... 1. connect TM external drive via USB2 2. Start up iMac 3. It will ask me if I want to restore from TM, click yes 4. after several hours of restoring, it will ask me to reboot iMac 5. Reboot from snow leopard disk, and run Repair permissions from Disk Utility 6. Reboot
1. connect TM external drive via USB2 2. Start up iMac with the Snow Leopard install DVD in. Hold C key to boot from DVD. 2.a After the language choice screen go to Utilities in the menu bar 2.b Choose "Restore from Time Machine Backup" 3. It will ask me if I want to restore from TM, click yes 4. after several hours of restoring, it will ask me to reboot iMac 5. Reboot from snow leopard disk, and run Repair permissions from Disk Utility 6. Reboot from Hard Drive 7. Repair Permissions
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