Installed New Hard Drive... Now What?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kutikayla, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. kutikayla macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,
    I just installed my new hard drive into my Unibody Macbook Pro Mid 2010 model. I did everything correct and have my Snow Leopard USB drive plugged in. I did the hold option on boot and double clicked on the Snow Leopard drive but now it's been stuck on a no pass screen? (see image)

    I'm assuming I need to somehow format this hard drive first but how am I supposed to do that if it won't let me in?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  3. kutikayla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I don't have the original discs.
    It shouldn't be this hard though? Most the videos i'm seeing once I click on the Snow Leopard drive it should bring me to disk utility? And it's not..

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    And with the link you sent me to .. I can't even get into my computer so I can't get to disk utility to format it. So there has to be a different way?
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Is the drive in the external (with Snow Leopard) the original drive from your MBP? It's possible that the USB enclosure isn't bootable, some aren't.
     
  5. kutikayla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I never had an actual disc of snow leopard.. I honestly always used someone else's USB. I tested the one I made today and it booted up on my old hard drive. The computer itself sees it but once I hit enter to go into it so that I can get to utilities it just goes to that screen. It's pretty bothersome since I feel I did everything right as far as instructions go :-/
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    What if you try just letting it boot, without holding down the Option key, etc. I believe it will search for a bootable drive and when it finds the internal isn't bootable will look for another, eventually finding the USB drive and using it to boot.
     

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