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

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    :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

    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    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

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    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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