File with question mark!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnsosn, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. johnsosn macrumors member

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    Hi. Can anyone help?

    I have one of the early unibody Macbook Pro's.

    Today when I switched it on, it spent a long time on the grey screen, then showed a sign in the middle of the screen of a File with a question mark in the middle.

    This sign was just flashing with the grey screen in the background.

    I re-started and the machine booted as normal. Obviously, I am a little concerned.

    Does it sound likely that it's a harddrive problem?


    Many thanks in advance

    Simon
     
  2. johnsosn thread starter macrumors member

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  3. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    If none of those solutions work for you, take the machine into an Authorized Service Provider as you may be experiencing a failing hard drive. I would suggest ASPs because they usually do a better and quicker job than the Apple Stores.
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    That sounds like a hardware problem. If you don't have a Time Machine backup yet, it is now very very urgent to get one. Any cheap 1 TB USB hard drive will do fine. Not having a backup is criminal.
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    it just means it cant find the os to boot form, could be as simple as reselecting the startup disk
     

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