A blinking folder is displayed

Discussion in 'macOS' started by i.am.ripon, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. i.am.ripon macrumors newbie

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    My Apple iMac can't open. a blinking folder is displayed..

    Plz help me
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Can't find the OS. Is it brand new or have you used it before?

    Have you swapped out or moved the hard drive?
     
  3. i.am.ripon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used it before.. Today when i start then it comes...

    what can i do now
    plz help me
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try restarting and holding option then choose your hard drive.
     
  5. i.am.ripon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't work

    now what can do
     
  6. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Are you near an Apple Store? If so make an appt. with a Mac Genius and bring it in. Either the hard disk has crashed or a loose connection. The blinking folder means that your iMac can't load the operating system (OS X).

    scott.
     
  7. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    You should boot on your OS X install CD, (put the cd in your mac, then hold C as you press the power button)

    From here, first I'd do is go to disk utility and verify/repair your disk.

    Doing this will likely tell you if your harddrive has crashed or is corrupt/something is wrong.

    If your mac says nothing is wrong, then try "choose start up volume"

    from here if your lucky there will be a start up volume named "OS X 10.*" choose that and click "restart"

    if your lucky it'll work.

    Truthfully i doubt that will work and you'll have to re-install OS X:(
     

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