Hard Drive replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Abicus, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Abicus macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook pro 17' and I just replaced the hard drive with a seagate 500GB 7200 RPM. I cannot seem to boot from this disk at all. I've restored, reinstalled the OS, but still nothing, every time i go to start my computer I get the error, "please shut down your computer and restart" and when I do that, it 's the same problem. I have to restart with my old drive and I can see the new HD and use it's application without any problems, I've done disk repair, disk erase. everything seems to be fine. but why can't it use my new HD as the startup? what piece am I missing?
     
  2. brdnboy macrumors regular

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  4. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    reset pram and how are you running two HDDs? are they both master?
     
  5. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    ¿what do you mean by "running two HDDs"? I wasn't aware he had replaced the optical drive with a HDD...?
     
  6. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    well he stated that when he boots from the old HDD he can access the new HDD, therefore it's either in external enclosure or he has converted
     
  7. tuthill macrumors member

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    This is probably a stupid question however; you don't mention whether you have actually installed OS X on your new hard drive or not. Have you?
     

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