OS don't "see" Hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ulfya, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. ulfya macrumors newbie

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    Hi new member here thanks for the help in advance here is my issue:

    I have an Intel MacBook (Nov 2006) I decided to install Snow Leopard OS, I did a backup using time machine did a erase drive (starting on a clean drive) and begin the installation, so far so good. Problems begin; It got to a point during installation it ask me if I wanted to install the backed up files now or later, I said now and follow the instructions about half way the system froze up I let it stay "frozen" for couple of hours and then genius here decided I unplug the backup drive and reboot the system that’s when the **** hit the fan it does not even wants to turn it on so I said “well I just reinstall the original OS”I did that now it gets to a point that I need to select install location and the hard drive it’s not there so I can't even install the original OS system. How should I proceed from here? Thanks for all the help and sorry for the long writing.

    Ulf
     
  2. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like you forgot to format it. I've done that several times. OSX doesn't prompt you like XP does, that throws me every time, since I don't re-install OSX that often even though it's my main day to day OS (maybe because, I screw around with non-critical XP machines all the time).
     
  3. ulfya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok lets say I did that (I don't remember) so I do fix it?
     
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  5. ulfya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the help, I toke to our local apple store it was a bad hard drive $200.00 all good now :)
     

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