Help! MacBook won't boot off new cloned drive!

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  1. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    So I bought a new hard drive to replace my old one. I formatted it to GUID/Mac OS Journaled and then used Super Duper to clone the drive.

    I installed the new drive in my macbook, and it won't boot, I just get the spinning wheel. It will boot from my old drive fine, in an enclosure. I have reset the pram. I have tried restarting to new drive from the old one, still won't work.

    I noticed the new drive is 96.77GB, while the old one if 97.02GB, so not sure if maybe it is missing some files? It shows up in disk utility that it is a bootable drive.. I have reseated the drive, so it should be in there right.

    Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance!

    And yes, I have used the search feature, and tried a few suggestions I found (resetting pram) to no avail...
     
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  3. emac82 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No how do I do that?
    Edit: found out how, brb.
     
  4. emac82 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay that didn't work.

    Any other suggestions??
     
  5. emac82 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is a SATA2 drive, could that be the problem? Would it need a jumper?

    I have a MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz.
     
  6. emac82 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I formatted the new drive again, and re-cloned it using a Super Duper 2.5 (I had the previous version), and it works, so that must have been the issue,,,
     

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