What Happened?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by billgatesfault, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. billgatesfault macrumors newbie

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    Folks, I need some help.
    I tried to Boot Camp and install Windows 7.
    After BootCamp Assistant made the partition, I attempted the installation.
    "No Bootable Device......" came on the screen. after many unsucessful attempts to correct this problem, I gave up on the "Windows Experience".
    So I purchased a new HD, and thought I'd just load Snow Leopard. Wrong!
    I'm still getting the same message.
    If you know what to do, please let me know.
    Two days ago I had a working MacBook, now I've got a MacBrick.
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Did you format the new HDD? Did you clone from your old one to the new one? We need more details.
     
  3. billgatesfault thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, no I didn't format.
    Its been a while (obviously) since I replaced a HD in a Macbook.
    So, How can I format it without a working computer?
    Also, I put an old drive that was making noise, but still working, in the computer.
    Still couldn't locate a bootable drive.
    Macbook is 1st gen Intel, 2 GB RAM, HD is WD Blue Scorpio 320 Gig @ 5400 RPM
     
  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Start up from the install disk and run disk utility. Then you can do your formatting.
     
  5. billgatesfault thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Brop52,
    Tried to start from install disk, still saying no bootable device.
    This is frustrating. Is this thing still trying to install Windows?
     
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000

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  7. billgatesfault thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The basics, thanks, how do you forget the basics!
    brop52, I owe you!
     
  8. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Glad I could help. Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
     

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