Startup Disk Nightmare

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kbaum, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. kbaum macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2007
    Last month I tripped and smashed my Powerbook, destroying the hard drive. I ordered a new hard drive and installed it, then using target boot and another mac I formatted the new disk and installed Leopard. All of that seemed to work fine.

    Now the powerbook can't find the startup disk. I've tried holding down option on startup. I've used disk utilty and repaired the hard drive. I'm pretty sure I've replaced the hard drive correctly since it can target boot and shows up in disk utility like normal.

    What do I do to make the powerbook startup with the hd?
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Since it solves so many other strange problems, maybe you need to reset the PRAM.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I second this. To reset PRAM hold down Command+Option+P+R at startup, until it chimes 3 times, then release.

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