New hard disk

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

  1. lon3lysnake macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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