Flashing ? with white screen on my Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pinkymyachi, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Pinkymyachi macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2009
    :eek:Help! I don't know what else to do... Started sounding like a cd was running o something when nothing was in there, now that stopped, but im just getting a white screen with a flashing folder with a ? Its flashing between the finder icon and a ? and will not do anything else. Any suggestions, or has anyone else had this problem??
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Turn the computer off by holding the power button for 5 seconds. Then start again while holding the option key. Any change?
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    get the install disk, boot from it, and see if it can detect your hdd

    if it cant, then your hdd is dead, if it can, then i would reinstall osx and use your back up for a restore

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