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Replacement HDD, unable to install OSX 10.5.6


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Hey guys, I bought a Seagate Momentus ST905003N3A1AS-RK HDD just an hour ago, put it into my 13" MBP for software installation and I am getting repeated requests:

"You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button"

So I restart, hold C, get the same message about 2 minutes later... Any suggestions? I don't even GET to the formatting, partitioning, etc.

EDIT: After several more tries, I got frustrated and took out the OSX 10.5.6 DVD and pulled out my OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) UPGRADE DVD and tried it. I don't understand how I have success using the UPGRADE DVD but failed using the Restore DVD... Thanks to the readers anyway!
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Because you were using the wrong restore DVD? That symptom is typical of using an incorrect version of OS X to boot your machine. The Snow Leopard DVD worked because it's a retail version upgrade.
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I'm not sure how choosing the disc labeled "MAC OS X 10.5.6" that came with my computer should be any different than choosing the upgrade DVD I bought separately. Didn't matter anyhow, I just needed to boot in and partition the drive so I could use my Time Machine backup.

The increase in performance for my upgrades was so significant! Best investment I've made in months.
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