Trying to Format New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by snips26, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. snips26 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey Everyone,

    I have a 2007 Macbook and the Hard Drive recently became corrupted. I tried everything under the sun to fix it but to no avail. So the new Hard Drive just came in the mail today and I'm trying to format and install a new version of Mac OS X from scratch.

    Here's the problem...

    When I click on "Install" and the screen shows up asking to "select the drive you'd like to install on" (or something of the like), the screen is blank and I have no options, which was the case with the corrupted HD that I just took out. But when I go to Disk Utility, the HD is showing up on the left hand column (this selection wasn't possible on the old HD)

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. xlii macrumors 68000

    xlii

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    Location:
    Millis, Massachusetts
    #2
    Use disk utility to format the new drive. Click to select the drive, click on the erase tab and select the option that allows you to make a boot disk.

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    Try following this:

    http://macs.about.com/od/applications/ss/diskutilformat.htm

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  3. snips26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks a lot. I'm still getting used to how to fix Macs as I never had too haha.
     

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