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Installation problem when i installing Mac OS X on my system i am facing some troubls, that is HARD DISK is not recognising  please tell me how to install MAC OS X on my system.

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Which computer are you trying to install on?

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Are you trying to install it on a Macintosh or Windows laptop?

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The "human face" icon is an indication that your hard drive is not being recognized by your iMac G3 because the hard drive is not formatted to read the Mac OS 9 software.

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You can tell if your hard drive for your Macbook Pro has really crashed, if you attempt to run these 3 diagnose and repair procedures and there is no response from the hard drive:

1st Procedure:

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Start up your computer in Single-User Mode to reach the command line by doing this:
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Procedure # 2
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-RUN DISK UTILITY WITH STARTUP DISK-

Insert your Mac OS X Startup disk
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* If you have still not gotten a successful boot to your main desktop, try this final step.
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Procedure # 3
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