New HDD for MacBook - Advice needed

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cream-egg, May 28, 2008.

  1. cream-egg macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Last year I bought a MacBook and now wanted to upgrade to a bigger HDD. I backed up all my data to an external and took out the original MacBook HDD and have installed a spare 160GB HDD that was in an older Windows notebook so basically still has the Windows OS on it. When I boot up the MacBook and go to Disk Utility, the new HDD isnt showing up, just the DVD drive is present. Should I of reformatted the HDD before I put it into the Mac and erased all the Windows data or is there some other problem?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
    I think you may have installed it correctly i would check all the connections and then maybe you should reformat it

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