Mac Book Pro 13.3 laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Antonio-1976, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Antonio-1976 macrumors newbie

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    Hi forum

    first time post so please be gentle ;-)

    i had an issue with my mac book in the sense it turned on with only the grey screen and a continuous spinning wheel. I took it into my local apple store and they told me its the hard drive that has failed.
    i purchased a 1 tb new drive through amazon and fitted it my self all good up to here.
    The issue im having is when i boot up and try to install snow leopard i can see the drive in disk utility but it wont let me install snow leopard :-(
    am i doing something wrong the drive shows as verified but i cant seem to go any further.
    the message that comes up is something like disk failed and something about memory.
    can anyone help me please???
     
  2. runebinder macrumors 6502a

    runebinder

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    Boot to the installation environment, open Disk Utility and select your HDD.
    Select the Partition tab and create 1 partition with the Format set to Mac OS Extended Journaled and select Apply.

    Once that's done quit Disk Utility and select to install OS X. You should now be able to select your HDD as the destination drive to install to.
     
  3. Antonio-1976 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi tried that i get the

    message partition failed
    partition failed with the error
    posix reports the operation could not be completed cannot allocate memory

    and other help please???
     
  4. runebinder macrumors 6502a

    runebinder

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    That's odd, from what I can find on that error it relates to External HDDs and certain USB chipsets. There is a couple of suggestions in this that might be worth a try: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10430235-263.html
     
  5. Antonio-1976 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried disk util and still getting errors

    the following error

    -bash-3.2
    started erase on disk
    newfs_hfs: write (sector0) cannot allocate memory
    mounting disk
    could not mount disk0 name (null) after erase
    error: -9944 file system formatter failed
    -bash-3.2

    i am slowly giving up on this now hammer anyone ;-)
     

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