Trying to Format New Hard Drive

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

  1. snips26 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    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


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    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.


    Try following this:

  3. snips26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Thanks a lot. I'm still getting used to how to fix Macs as I never had too haha.

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