Blinking folder with question mark after doing update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bellbound, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. bellbound macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    I just upgraded a Mac from Leopard to Snow Leopard. Next, I downloaded and installed the most recent Snow Leopard updates to bring it to 10.6.8
    After installing the update there was a period of time where nothing was onscreen and than a blinking folder with a question mark appeared.

    I cut the power and rebooted and it seems to be working ok.

    1. Is there some damage done to the installation? Should I reformat and start over? I just do not want it to cause a problem later on when I start doing work on it.

  2. Elbert C macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2008
    AK, USA
    Open System Preferences > System > Startup Disk > choose Mac OSX, 10.6.8 > Restart.
    I'd Repair Disk, then Permissions with Disk Utility just in case.

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