View Full Version : question mark while booting (urgent)

Jan 23, 2009, 10:25 AM
hello i have a big problem, suddenly my mac froze so i force shut down and when rebooting instead of the apple sign a folder with a question mark keeps blinking with no response, so what shall i do?!!!! does it need a format?!!! i have stuff on my ilife that i didnt back up yet....is there any way that i can access the hard drive or somethin to back up my data?!!!!!! i have time machine but last time i updated it was a month ago!!! pls help!!

Jan 23, 2009, 10:27 AM

Jan 23, 2009, 07:27 PM
i did everything that the troubleshoot page said...i restarted the comp by the cd to access the disk utility and still no help...still same problem!!!!!
pls HELP!!!

Jan 23, 2009, 07:42 PM
sounds like your drive is toast. you may have luck recovering the data with a program like disk warrior... i'd like to soften the blow, but i'm not sure that's feasible.

Jan 23, 2009, 08:33 PM
i hope thats not the case....wut im trying is that im restoring the date from my time machine back up to the macbook, hopefully this would help because it is over writing everythin on my internal HD which might stop the problem!!!