White folder with ? when I try and boot my MacBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by l4t13, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. l4t13 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello, I keep getting a grey folder with a question mark and white back ground when I try and boot up my MacBook. Any ideas on how I can fix it? I will try a complete restore Saturday when I get home from college.

    The problem started when I tried to wake my computer up. The MacBook wouldn't give me a log in screen so I held the power button for forced restart then it happened.

    Thanks
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    You can try clearing your PRAM by holding down Command-Option-P-R keys on boot.

    If that doesn't work try repairing the drive using disk utility once you have booted from your install DVD.
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    #3
    sounds like it can't find your startup disk

    here's a link
     
  4. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Had same problem this week. Went to apple store and they just replaced the disk as apparently it had died, was under warranty still though.
     

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