having trouble installing os on new hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yawnobelix, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. yawnobelix macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    So we replaced our 15 inch macbook pro with a 500 gb hard drive.
    We first tried to install snow leopard with no success as it would just load a blue screen then restart. Then we tried to install the original software that came on the mac this loaded up to where we could install it but it did not see a hard drive to install onto. Any help would be much ppreciated
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Try booting from the install disk and running Disk Utility to reformat (i.e. erase) the drive, selecting "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as the Format type.
  3. hyperpiper45 macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2007
    Calgary, Canada

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