Blank hard drive, can't install from discs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sooper7, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. sooper7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Had to reformat my hard drive for numerous reasons and set it as mac OS extended (journaled).

    I thought you could install to a fresh drive from a retail snow leopard disk by booting and holding c. After a few seconds a flashing folder with a question mark appeared (having done some research i think this means it is trying to find a volume to boot from?). I left this screen on for a good 30 mins incase it was just being slow to read it and i could hear the drive spinning during this time, but nothing...

    I have tried to install from both a snow leopard retail install and also the install disks that came with the macbook pro.

    Any ideas how to get an os on to the machine? (for info, I have another machine that I can target mode from).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sooper7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Holy crap! Not only was your reply very very fast, but that was spot and on I just did it and it worked!
    Do you have a Paypal account? I'll send you some cash...you saved me taking it to a repair place! (No, I am serious)
    Great , clear crib sheets by the way!
    Thanks
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Glad it could help. If you really want to spend money, invest it in some charity or nifty backup solution for your data (you might need one one day).
    Have a good day.
     
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