Flashing Question mark in folder after start up

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  1. Percyp, Aug 1, 2015
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    Percyp macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Whenever i start up my Imac, all i see is flashing folder with a question mark in it. i uninstalled the operating system a while ago. how do i reinstall it? I'm stuck.

    after cmd and r. trying to use internet recovery now all i get is the apple.com/support -2006f error.
     
  2. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    This is a joke, right?
     
  3. AppleFanBoy82 macrumors member

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    hold down the cmd and r button when you hear the sound after turning the machine on - that will take you to the internet connectivity to be able to download the OS the machine came with - it can take a while to do
     
  4. Percyp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so i press cmd and r. now im stuck on a screen with a spinning globe. after a while it shows me the apple.com/support -2006f
     
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  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "anyone help me pleeease?"

    You can start by telling us which iMac you have (year and model), and what version of the OS you were using before this happened.

    What made you want to remove the OS in the first place?
     
  7. Percyp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iMac "Core i5" 3.5 27-Inch (Retina 5K, 2014) 3.5 GHz Core i5 (I5-4690)

    Intro. October 16, 2014* Disc. None
    Order MF886LL/A Model A1419 (EMC 2806)
    Family Late 2014 ID iMac15,1
    RAM 8 GB VRAM 2 GB
    Storage 1 TB (Fusion) Optical None*

    this is my first imac, I'm not familiar with the OS.

    i don't know why i removed it. i think i wanted to reformat it
     
  8. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Try alt+cmd+r at boot, to activate Internet recovery
     
  9. Percyp, Aug 2, 2015
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    Percyp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeh i did that. but after a while it comes up with "apple.com/support -2006f error.

    sometimes comes up with -2003f error....

    i have no idea what to do :\
     
  10. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    It was not clear if you ran recovery from the recovery partition or internet. ALT+cmd+r should start internet-recovery.

    A quick google of the error-code gave me this hit:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5878013
    According to that, you may not be connected to a support network. There are som links to Apple's documentation in the solution, you can try to follow.
     
  11. Percyp, Aug 2, 2015
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    Percyp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i press alt cmd r.. it asks me for wifi network and password. i type select and type it in my password. now all i see is the spinning globe with my wifi network under it. no progression from then. i think it may show me another error...

    yeh..after a long wait..it comes with -2002f error
     
  12. Percyp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i think i finally got it installing. thanks for the help
     
  13. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Does your network satisfy this?
    WEP No
    WPA/WPA2 Yes
    WPA-Enterprise No
    PPPoE (where there is no router handling the PPPoE connection) No
    Captive-Networks (where you click an "Agree" button to access the Internet) No
    Proxies (where specific proxy servers must be configured in network preferences) No
    Certificate-based authentication / 802.1x No

    If you have access to another Mac, you can make a USB-installer, by following this guide:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

    Edit: good, didn't see your update before posting
     
  14. Bugatti Alam macrumors newbie

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    So how did you get it to work? I'm having same issue.
     
  15. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Usually that error means you are trying to use a type of wifi encryption that is not supported by Internet recovery. Can you open up your wifi with no password just to get this done?
     

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