I was given a Mac by someone in my family, and wanted to restore to defaults (I already backed up). I found how to do this from countless webpages. It said to go into the recovery mode, erase the hard drive, and then reinstall the OS.
I followed these instructions, but during re-installation was given error 1004 repeatedly even after restarting and trying again. I am trying to install OS X Yosemite (newest version possible for this Mac). I can't even use my computer anymore because I can't re install OS X.
Anyone know what to do? I tried restoring from backup, but that says I don't have the space. If no one can figure re installing out, does anyone know how to restore if I don't have the space, and how do I get the space?