Mac OS X won't boot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SimonBook, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. SimonBook macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    #1
    when i turn on my macbook, a folder with a questionmark appears on the screen...

    what does this mean? has anyone had the same problem?

    a friend of mine mentioned something about the computer not being able to find the hard disk.
     
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Or at least it can't find the startup folder, or the boot sector of the disk. First thing to try is booting from your system disk, then repairing your hard drive with Disk First Aid
     
  3. SimonBook thread starter macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    #3
    you mean booting from the mac os x disk?
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    #4
    Yes.
     
  5. SimonBook thread starter macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    thanks.

    which key is it again that i have to press to boot of a disk?
     
  6. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

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    Press and hold 'c' while booting to boot from the CD/DVD... good luck!
     

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