Flashing question mark at start up?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tai27, May 24, 2010.

  1. tai27 macrumors newbie

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    Today I turned on my Macbook Pro and all that was displayed what a flashing question mark, what does it mean?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It means it can't find the startup drive containing OS X. Try booting from your restore disc or a retail copy of whatever operating system you have.
     
  3. tai27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried booting CD from an external DVD drive (built in mac DVD drive suddenly just died SIGH) and all I get is either the spinning thing spinning forever or it automatically switches off.
     

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