New Hard drive won't boot
I just purchased a used Early 2011 MBP to upgrade my late '09 model. I replaced the hard drive with a WD 1TB, and tried to boot up and cannot get any recognition of the drive that I just installed.
I pulled the drive and formatted it, via my older computer. I put it back into the new machine and it still won't come up. I've tried using the holding down "C" nothing--I've tried holding down Option, and that gives me the install screen but NO DRIVE is next to the OSX install icon.
I know that the drive is okay IN the machine because with a jumper, I can get the new computer to boot up with the drive that I removed. When I had it up and running, I reformatted the disc, thinking that I would be able to see it, but nope, nothing.
ANY suggestions would be awesome.
The old hard drive from the new computer is running LION
My current MBP is running Snow Leopard
I currently have full versions of Snow Leopard AND install discs for my old computer....so I do have legal operating systems, but it will not let me put lion onto the new Hard Drive, because I have not purchased it -- What I want is Mountain Lion but I don't want to have to purchase BOTH since I don't "need" both.
Anybody??? Bueller,,,? Bueller????
Is this a good question?