Problems Installing OSX on new hard drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ArcticEmmet, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. ArcticEmmet macrumors newbie

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    Over a year ago my Mac's hard drive broke, anyway it was going to cost 200 euro to get it fixed and I had already got the computer fixed twice since I had got it in 2007. I didn't want to pay that much when it would probably break again so I just left it alone until about a week ago when I decided to buy a new hard drive and install it myself.

    Anyway the hard drive seems to work ok, but when I try to install Tiger (came with the laptop) about halfway through the second disk I get a message saying please try installing again. Is this a problem with the Install DVD (it worked perfectly when I first got my laptop but that was about 3 and a half years ago), in which case would buying Snow Leopard fix it (I was considering doing this anyway). Or is it a problem with the hard drive or something wrong with the computer itself?
     
  2. Mactrillionaire macrumors regular

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    Please post model identifier for your computer and model number of hard disk. Otherwise, it will be hard to be of any further assistance.
     
  3. ArcticEmmet thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Possibly its the install CD if it starts to install - Id try getting 10.6 first (as its the cheapest way to test if its the OS CD on the HDD) - have you heard any scratching from the HD or other loud noises?
     
  5. ArcticEmmet thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Is the disc scratched/damaged in any way - I doubt its a hardware problem as it 1) boots and 2) installs partway - Id go snag a copy of 10.6 and try that :)
     

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