Hard drive crashed; problems installing OS X tiger - HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rob123, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. rob123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008
    I am looking for "SICKMACDOC" for a response but if anyone can help plz do.

    I am a computer novice. I have a Powerbook G4 DVI Titanium 17" laptop.(older). It would get stuck during boot up. Apple store said my HD crashed and to replace and then re-install os x tiger. Purchased and installed new 160GB HD. Tried to install os x and saw a white screen with apple sign in middle and a swirling circle (like computer is thinking) below the apple sign. It won't go any further - its stuck. This is the same thing the computer did with the old 40GB HD. Was the HD not the problem? Am I supposed to push some other buttons when I insert the os x disc? Is there a different problem to check? I really need help!! I already lost all my important info from the old HD.
    Any ideas on what I can try in order to get os x installed and the computer up and running??? Plz help!
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Are you holding down the C key when you insert the OS Install disk?
  3. rob123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008
    I just tried that.....nothing happened.

    I held the "C" down when I powered up and held it down for about 3 min and nothing happen. I get the same white screen with the apple sign and the swirling circle below the apple sign.

    Any other suggestions?? I need help...

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