Macbook help

stephenxiii

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May 12, 2009
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I just sold my iMac after about 7years and bought a Apple MacBook 13.3" Laptop - MA701B/A (November,2006)
Its currently running 10.4.11 and i want to instal snow leopard
But when i try to instal it it restarts and shows a folder symbol with a ? In it
What does this mean
 

slomo86

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Jul 30, 2008
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For some reason or another its not detecting any file system. Try doing a PRAM reset, after you verified your installer disc is not bad.
 
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slomo86

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I have done a fresh instal of 10.4 and still shows the folder with a ? when i always boot.
Have you done a PRAM reset yet? Take a gander at the this

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

PRAM resets almost always solve these kind of problems, and I don't believe a fresh install will reset it because its pretty much what stores the essentials to start the OS. At least that's my interpretation of PRAM. Hope this helps!
 

stephenxiii

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May 12, 2009
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Glasgow
Have you done a PRAM reset yet? Take a gander at the this

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

PRAM resets almost always solve these kind of problems, and I don't believe a fresh install will reset it because its pretty much what stores the essentials to start the OS. At least that's my interpretation of PRAM. Hope this helps!

yeh just done that about 10 minutes ago
The folder with ? doesnt show on boot, but still wont instal snow leopard (when it restarts the folder is back again)