problem with new hard drive on my macbook

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  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    last month, the hard drive on my mom's macbook died on me. flashing question mark folder icon whenever I restarted. I bought a new hard drive and installed it. The problem is that when I run the OS install disk, it gets to the 3rd step "select destination" and it doesn't recognize the hard drive.

    If I go to the utilities menu and select disk utility, the hard drive appears on that menu though.

    What gives? :confused:
     
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    In disk utility you need to select it and format it first.
     
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  4. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    thanks. I found the answer on youtube and did the whole erase thing and it's installing now :h5:
     

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