My late 2011 MBP 17" is having a recurring flashing ? on cold startup. I then do startup with command option, choose internet recovery (WHICH TAKES AN HOUR) run disk utility repair , which takes a few seconds, restart choosing my MAC HD INTERNAL DRIVE, AND it works fine until the next time I turn it off. For some reason it is not seeing the internal HD on start up without this laborious process. The ONLY thing I can find out is that the logic board battery might have failed. I've also tried the PRAM/VRAM reset. Any other suggestions?