New hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lon3lysnake, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. lon3lysnake macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
    Yesterday, I just bought a new hard disk intended to replace the original damaged hard disk in my mac pro. I inserted the new hard disk and powered up the macpro before holding "C" key to boot to the installation menu. After a couple seconds, the apple icon didn't appear as usual, but flashing a missing folder icon. I wonder what's up to the hard disk.
  2. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hold down the option key at boot. That will bring you to a screen where you can select the installation disc and then proceed from there.
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Or just reboot and this time do hold down the C key right after startup! The flashing folder only tells you that it is not a bootable OSX disk- but you knew that because you are trying to boot from an OSX installer disk to install it on the new drive.

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