mac will not boot up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dlund, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. dlund macrumors newbie

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    Nov 8, 2008
    #1
    when I turn on my computer all that I get is a white screen with a flashing picture of the earth. Please help
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    Aug 25, 2008
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    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    #2
    More detail needed:
    1. What "computer"? (give model and specifications)
    2. What OS are you using?
    3. What did you do with your computer before this problem began?
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

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    Albuquerque, NM
    #3
    Duff-Man says...the earth thing means it is trying to do a network-boot. Try holding the option key as you are start the computer and see if your local hard disc shows in the boot screen as a bootable device. If it does not, try putting in the cd/dvd that came with your computer (or a cd/dvd of the latest Mac OS that you have) and once it has booted from that (by holding the 'C' key at startup) you can run Disk Utility from there and maybe resolve the issue...oh yeah!
     

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