HD Fail.... Weird Boot Ups

Discussion in 'iMac' started by a9205, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. a9205 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Hi long story short im pretty sure i may have a failing HD so that is not what i am asking you about..
    my imac boots normally unless three things happen prior to it
    1. i put the computer to sleep
    2. i schedule a shut down via energy save
    3. my computer undergoes a forced shutdown e.g. via power button or power failure
    if any of these occur i get the infamous flashing question mark, however if i wait 30 mins it boots normally again, is there a reason for these problems other than a failing HD and can i do anything about it
    f.y.i. i have already attempted clean/fresh installs of leopard and snow leopard
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Do you have warranty left? I'd contact Apple and get it fixed. Try verifying disk with Disk Utility though

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