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Original post by: wlambie63 ,

Title:

Replaced hard drive, new drive won't boot

Text:

I want to replaced the old hard drive.  I bought a new Western digital 160 GB 5400 rpm ATA hard drive.  I cloned the new drive with a drive enclosure & used SuperDuper.  I get an error message that says the drive is not a bootable drive.  When I click on the icon of the drive, everything appears to be there, but when I start the computer while holding down the option key I only see the old drive.

Any suggestions?  I have reformatted the drive several times & tried to start the computer with the restore DVD's using the disk utilities with no luck.

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz

Status:

open