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Hi,

four days ago my macbook pro stopped working while I was doing internet. I had to shut it down but it never booted up again. I tried multiple times to format it with disk utility but it never worked utile at my .... 25th attempt, disk utility finaly detected it so i formated it but when I tried to install osx, the disk couldn't be detected just as before.

I though that my HD was dead so i bought a new western digital scorpio blue 320 GB 5400 rpm. Now, it's the same story as before, my new hard drive is never recognize by the installation cd...

I dont know what to do now. I'm exhausted to try the same things again and again.

If anyone has a solution PLEASE !!! HELP ME.

more infos:

- The drive is turning (it has power)

- With my first HD, i couldn't open the OSX partition but i could open the Windows partition.

- With my new HD in, the installation cd of OSX AND windows cant detect the hard drive.
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If you boot from the install disc, select language, and on the next screen go to the menu bar, select utilities>disk utility, does it show up?
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i've done it so many times... its only the disc of the optical drive that appear
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see post 5 of this thread..... hard drive not showing up on disk utility
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