Why does the installer stop at full bar?
I'm trying to figure out the reason why my Macbook is not fully loading the MacOS Installation ESD. The macbook has no OS, therefore I cannot use any of the special functions such as Command +R or holding shift to enter safe mode.
The installation is being performed through a bootable USB of "El Capitan" made from my other working macbook. I have tried loading "El Capitan", "Mountain Lion", and "Snow Leopard" as a bootable USB. They all fill up the loading bar, but stays there. I have attempted to do this at least 20 times. Two times I have left it overnight, making it over 10+ hours on the full bar without proceeding to the next phase, which is to perform the actual installation of the OS. (The page where you get disk utility and such...)
I have also tried to take off the internal hard drive and disconnect SATA cable from the motherboard, then connected an external hard drive with the OSx El Capitan. When it tries to boot into the OS, the progress bar only loads half way and then slowly fills up the other half in about 30+ minutes. When the bar reaches to full, the OS still doesn't load.
Another things I have tried is reseting the pram and taking off the Ram and relocating it ( the Ram is the original from the mac and have made some test runs with only 1 memory at a time in each ram slot). I have also tried disconnecting the optical drive from the motherboard and running it, but it still does the same. I've also tried reseting the SMC, but no luck.
The computer was handed down to me, the previous owner was running Windows 7 and told me that he wasn't able to install Mac OS after replacing his hard drive due to it crashing.
Is this a good question?