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Old Sep 22, 2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Macbook will not start it starts up with a flashing folder with a question mark

Hi,

Help my Macbook wont start-up. When I switch it on it comes up with a flashing folder with a question mark in. I have been advised to start from my Mac OS X installation disk.

However, the website says
"Insert your Mac OS X installation disc (if you have discs with both versions, use whichever is closest to the Mac OS X version installed on your Mac; do not use a startup disc which came with a different Mac or which contains an earlier version of Mac OS X)."

My original installation disks are Mac OS X 10.4. But I have been upgrading my system. My last upgrade was to Mac OS X 10.6.

Which disk do I use? Do I use the 10.6, as this is the one with the current operating system or do I use 10.4 as this was the original disk that was bought with the macbook.

Any advice will be much appreciated.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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Searching the forum with MRoogle will usually find answers to most of your questions:

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Old Sep 22, 2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 09:03 AM   #4
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Thank you. I will have a look at those forums and will try the 10.6 disk. Thanks for all your help.
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