Mini won'nt boot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gf1075, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Gf1075 macrumors newbie

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    Just replaced the hard drive on my mac mini apple store told me it was ka put so I installed a new one but it wont boot I ve treid holding down the the c key with the OS start up disk but all I get is a folder with a big ? in it . Any help would be a big help Thanks gf1075
     
  2. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    if its a new unformated hard drive you have to put in the mac start up disk then choose disk utility the top menu. under partition tab page there is an option somewhere to partition it with guid partition table.
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    There is no operating system for the computer to proceed through the boot process with. As Acorn posted you'll have to format the drive for use by the Mac OS and install either Tiger or Leopard onto the computer. Hope you managed to pull off information from the original drive before it crashed...
     

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