A blinking folder is displayed

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

  1. i.am.ripon macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    My Apple iMac can't open. a blinking folder is displayed..

    Plz help me
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    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

    Oct 13, 2008

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

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


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    try restarting and holding option then choose your hard drive.
  5. i.am.ripon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Doesn't work

    now what can do
  6. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    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).

  7. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    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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