Reinstalling OSX (Snow Leopard) HD problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Okysho, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Okysho macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2012
    I've got a 13" macbook pro from around 2009. Due to an inexplicable reason, the startup portion of my HD stopped functioning and I was forced to do some data recovery and wipe the drive via another mac. However upon attempting to reinstall snow leopard I get a major error with the big exclamation point. I've been trying to reinstall OSX from the snow leopard CD.

    It's worth noting that when wiping the drive on the macbook via the disk utility from the snow leopard CD, I get an error saying that the disk cannot be unmounted, which is why I wiped the HD via a different mac.

    If this is overly strange in any way, what solutions might you guys offer?

    Let me know if you need more info.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    You need a new hard drive.
  3. Okysho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2012
    Really? I'm finding that the HD works fine as an external drive. I can move data on and off of it freely with no problems.

    I read somewhere that it could be a 3rd party RAM issue. I doubt that but if anyone has encountered this, could you provide a solution?

    I'll get a new HD anyways and try to install Snow Leopard on that.

    Thanks for the reply

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