OMG! iMac startup with apple logo then it changed to a cancel logo!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by saiyukicloud, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. saiyukicloud macrumors newbie

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    Today just woke up and turned on my iMac. It started with apple logo then I saw a cancel logo which shocked me.. Help!!!
     
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

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  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You try restarting? It happening over and over again, or just a one time thing? Get out your backup DVD's and boot from those and run Disk Utility.
     
  4. saiyukicloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can hear the boot up sound and the logo is there just that it's stuck with the dumb icon
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Sounds very much like your hard drive is failing.
     
  6. saiyukicloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Omg my mac hard drive can fail??? My external HD 1gb just died on me...
     
  7. saiyukicloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes!!! My mac finally startup up and I can access all my stuff after using disk utility.... I hope it doesn't screw up again...
     
  8. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I would still recommend backing up your hard drive.
     
  9. saiyukicloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea gonna rush off o get a 1tb hard drive... Any1 have something to recommend?
     
  10. zerostar macrumors regular

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    I would get a Western Digital Black 1TB or the Segate 7200.12 Both nice drives.

    I think the WD is a little faster, I run that in my iMac after my drive died. It is a 24" iMac 2.8GHz Core2Duo model.
     
  11. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

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