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trouble formatting after new harddrive install

installed new SATA barracuda drive 500g original crashed. When using install disc 1

Mac OS x 1 I get to the "select destination

there is no Hard drive Icon to click on and the continue botton is grayed out. upon opening the disc utility I DO HAVE THE mAC os X INSTALL DISC in the left hand box. clicking on the

First aid tab than I click Verify disk permission..iget an error message "NO VALID PACKAGES9-9997) cLICKING erase GETS EVERYTHING GREYED OUT......wHAT DO i DO NEXT TO CONTINUE LOADING NEXT DISCS.....hELP

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You need to use Disk Utilities and format the drive before you can install a system on it. Give it one partition, use Apple Partition Map. Then exit Disk Utilities and continue with the System Installation.

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when I get to the partition tab section, there are no options available..name shows as mac os x install disc 1

also there is a note" this disk is not writable and ca not be portioned

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What do you see in the left hand column on Disk Utilities?

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I see 2 items...4.2gb mathasaDVD and MAC OS X INstall disc 1, I dont see the new hard drive there. Thanks

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Check the cable connections to the logic board and the drive. What kind of crash did the old drive have? Examine the capacitors on the logic board for swelling and/or corrosion.

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Did not crash..computer would start but it would not go to the log in window it just sat in the white page withe apple and gave out a lound wining sound of a disc drive.

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