flashing folder on boot?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tonyw, May 24, 2009.

  1. tonyw macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hi,

    just reinstalled osX on a previous model mac mini via firewire from a current model mac mini. Has a new HD in the old mac...

    Install appeared to go ok - it did it and said all finished at the end! But old mac still won't boot - now sitting flashing a folder at me. I suppose that means it can't find either the os, or the hd?

    any suggestions?

    thanks
    tony
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #2
    That indicates that it can't find the OS... Often it can be a sign the the hard drive may be bad. :(

    If, even after reinstalling, it isn't able to boot, you'll probably need a replacement.
     
  3. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Wife had hdd die in a macbook. Flashing folder at boot was the symptom.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    try booting off the os dvd and select the hdd

    if it cant see the hdd, the hdd is dead

    happened to me and it sucks
     

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