Doesn't load Startup Disk

Can I use A Hitachi Travelstar 2.5" Internal Hard Drive. It is 500 GB and 7200 rpm.My son and I put one in and I havn't been able to get it to load the install program. Your installation instructions wher great. Thanks Greg Haines

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I can't get it to start up. It just keeps running the search circle


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Has the drive ever been formated MS-DOS? If so you may never be able to use it in a Mac. If it is a new drive, it should work fine. Use disk utilities on your OS install and format, then partition it to 1 partition. You should then be able to install the system with no problems. Just hold down the "C" key when booting to get to the disk drive.

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