Flashing question mark at start up?

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

  1. tai27 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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

    Mar 15, 2010
    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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