Starting my new MP for 1st time- I have a spinning wheel...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by marklight, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    Just trying to figure out how long I should let this pinwheel go for. It's been about 10 minutes or so.

    Before booting up for the 1st time I installed both my terabyte drives and 2x2 gigs of ram. Wondering if maybe those are conflicting with the initial set up sequence.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You didn't boot it before installing new hardware? Are you sure you didn't wang something or it was DOA?
     
  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Yup, remove those drives and do some recon. first.... Before adding additional hardware it is a good point of reference to make sure that your machine is functional first.
     
  4. GotPro macrumors 6502

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    Yep.

    First thing to do on a new machine before you add new hardware is make sure the thing works as advertised, as is... first.

    Typically, it's also a good idea to add things one at a time after that, as well... so that if something does get fubar'd... you have a pretty darn good idea what did it!

    Good luck! :apple:
     

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