question mark while booting (urgent)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ksabek, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. ksabek macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    hello i have a big problem, suddenly my mac froze so i force shut down and when rebooting instead of the apple sign a folder with a question mark keeps blinking with no response, so what shall i do?!!!! does it need a format?!!! i have stuff on my ilife that i didnt back up there any way that i can access the hard drive or somethin to back up my data?!!!!!! i have time machine but last time i updated it was a month ago!!! pls help!!
  2. ksabek thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    i did everything that the troubleshoot page said...i restarted the comp by the cd to access the disk utility and still no help...still same problem!!!!!
    pls HELP!!!
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    sounds like your drive is toast. you may have luck recovering the data with a program like disk warrior... i'd like to soften the blow, but i'm not sure that's feasible.
  4. ksabek thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    i hope thats not the case....wut im trying is that im restoring the date from my time machine back up to the macbook, hopefully this would help because it is over writing everythin on my internal HD which might stop the problem!!!

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