Formatting new Hard Drive on my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eteddyg, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. eteddyg macrumors newbie

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    Here's the deal...

    Just put a new Hard Drive into my Imac Dual Core. I Know I need to start up from the CD drive to format the disk... I am holding down the "C" key at startup but it isn't reading the drive.

    Theories?
     
  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    Is your install disc a retail disk?

    Try holding down the "Option" key and see if the drive comes up as well. From there you can select it.
     
  3. eteddyg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Holding down the Option key had no affect, although I was able to eject the disk from the drive. I REALLY don't want to open it up again... What a pain in the A$$!

    Thanks HellHammer, checking the info now.
     
  4. looter macrumors newbie

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