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    New to Forum...Need Help
    I have a 13" Macbook Pro and last weekend the hard drive crashed. Took it and had the data saved, bought a Seagate Momentus XT Hard Drive for it. Installed the HD and put the install disk in and it will not recognize the HD. Any suggestions?

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    Loading OS
    Having trouble getting the OS to load on new Hard Drive. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your time.

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    What you need to do is insert the install disc, restart your Mac, and as soon as you hear the chime, hold down the C key, and don't release it until you see the spinning gear.
    -Select language and click continue.
    -Select utilities>disk utility in the menu bar (this takes a few seconds to appear).
    -Select the HD at the top of the list on the left.
    -Click erase tab.
    -Format Mac Os Extended (Journaled).
    -Name Macintosh HD.
    -Click erase.
    -Quit disk utility menu, and continue with installation, or, you can select utilities in the Menu bar again and select restore from Time Machine Backup.

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Please don't cross post.
    Anyway, I answered your question in your other thread in Apple Notebooks.
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...need-help.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    What you need to do is insert the install disc, restart your Mac, and as soon as you hear the chime, hold down the C key, and don't release it until you see the spinning gear.
    -Select language and click continue.
    -Select utilities>disk utility in the menu bar (this takes a few seconds to appear).
    -Select the HD at the top of the list on the left.
    -Click erase tab.
    -Format Mac Os Extended (Journaled).
    -Name Macintosh HD.
    -Click erase.
    -Quit disk utility menu, and continue with installation, or, you can select utilities in the Menu bar again and select restore from Time Machine Backup.
    Just went through these steps and got an error message. "POSIX reports: The operation couldn't be completed. Cannot allocate memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    Please don't cross post.
    Anyway, I answered your question in your other thread in Apple Notebooks.
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...need-help.html
    Sorry about that. Just in a total panic that I will have to buy another Mac. $2000.00 hurts right now....lol

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    This link is for USB drives.
    All the links I found are pointing to the same methods, but I couldn't find anything for internal drives.
    Partitioning USB hard drives that fail in Disk Utility with 'POSIX' error | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

    Hopefully someone will come along shortly and clear things up.

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    Thank you for your help

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Post back if you find a fix.

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    No fix yet. I have even installed the old hard drive to try and clean it out and install the new OS and still have the same error message. What to do?????

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    Do you have a Tiger or Leopard disc? Try using one of those to do the format.
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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    If the old HD died, I don't know how you would have success.
    If you had a HD that you know to be fine, I can see how that's would rule out the new HD being defective (which is possible).
    I am wondering if it is hardware related (connectors, etc.), if it's not just a problem with OS X 10.6 as all the links that I have found point to.
    Hopefully as bobtomay asked, if you have either of those, or access to, maybe that will get the ball rolling.

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    I don't have either of the two, just Snow Leopard. I am just about at my wits end and ready to buy a new one. I have tried to solve this problem now for three days working on it about 8-10 hours a day and still nothing. I have been to Google I know 50 times doing research and nothing I have tried has helped.
    Thanks again for your time and help both of you.

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    I do have Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and 10.6.3 which I have tried both and no fix.

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