Help Please (Question Mark When Attempting to Boot)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brigga72, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. brigga72 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2008
    I'm new to this forum and need some help. I just aquired a tangerine ibook clamshell from a friend who is moving. When I start up I get the mac face folder with a ?. Having an Imac Dv back in the day I'm pretty sure it was because it can't find the OS, however all I can find is my software install disk which says on the disk "for imac dv models". I get the clamshell to boot from the cd, but when i go to install it can't find a destination other than the cd drive does this mean my HD is toast or is it because of the Install disk I am booting from. Also if it is my HD I'm on a budget and it has a 6gd hd and I can't seem to find another anywhere on the net. Thanks for any suggestions
  2. Kalafut macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2008
    ohh wow im sorry, it usually means you HD is dead.

    i had the same problem, but i fixed it,
    see i had to reboot many time in order for it boot in and not give me the folder with the "?", so when i finally booted up, i uninstalled crossover and i haven't had the problem since.

    hope this helps
  3. brigga72 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2008
    i was affraid of that i have rebooted it several times and still can't get past the ? folder....thanks anyway

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