My startup problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Brttrx, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Brttrx macrumors newbie

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    When I try to start up my mac, It doesnt work. A folder icon appears in the center with a question mark, which then changes to the finder logo. (thats as far as it gets)

    I'll do anything to fix the problem, even if it means clearing all my files. I have no startup disk though, if that's a problem.

    Please help. I'll provide any more information I know if needed.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. Brttrx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried everything provided in the article, and nothing worked.

    Is there a way to just restart the entire computer from scratch?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You will need the DVD that came with your computer or a retail version of Leopard

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. Brttrx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem changes

    Now for some reason, a different screen is popping up.

    The apple logo comes up as usual, then it goes to a grey screen that says things like the "kernel version" and all this mumbo jumbo, then says at the bottom "panic: We are hanging in there..."

    What's this mean? Am I screwed?
     
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