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iBeldar 10-10-2006 07:09 PM

New hard drive, can't get it to read CD
My friend upgraded his laptop to 100gig, and to return a couple favors he just gave me his old 40 gig drive for my ibook. I put in my panther CD and turn the laptop on. It will get to the apple screen with the little pinwheel at the bottom. THen the apple turns to a crossed out circle and stays there. Is this a problem with the CD or Harddrive? Or maybe its looking for the hard drive and won't boot because it can't find it.

Osiris22x 10-10-2006 10:04 PM

This happens on YOUR laptop, or your friends laptop that he just upgraded?

dtravis7 10-11-2006 12:34 AM

Are you holding down the "C" key to boot from the Panther CD?

iBeldar 10-11-2006 04:36 PM

My laptop. His laptop is a Compaq. But the HD in my last ibook went, and I took the 40 gig out of a busted HP that I had.

Yes, im holding down the C key. Should I hold it until setup comes up?

rman 10-11-2006 05:03 PM

I tend to hold the C key until I know it is loading from the CDROM, or until I get the first splash screen.

iBeldar 10-11-2006 08:20 PM

The drive will spin, and it will sound like its reading the CD. Then you hear it slow down, and the crossed circle comes up and it sits there, beachballing.

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