white screen with flashing folder ugh!

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  1. micbergsma macrumors newbie

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  2. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1440

    Try option-booting off your OSX install disc first and then logging in as normal off the 'Startup Disk' pane. Worked for me when my MacBook booted into a command line.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Check out the link in my sig for suggestions.
     
  4. micbergsma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oops somehow I pressed on command and S right after I turned computer back on... and this came up.. at the end it says

    "if you wish to boot the system:
    exit"

    ":/ root# "

    I am not sure what I should do next?

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  5. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    you went into single user mode.
    just type: exit
    then do what the other people said
     
  6. micbergsma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok I read the link.. I pressed and hold on command option p r and let go after the second sound after the startup, now the screen is blue....
     
  7. micbergsma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    did you lose the info while doing this?
     
  8. micbergsma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    couldn't click on "repair disk"

    check - Restart the computer, then hold the C key during startup.



    check - From the Utilities menu, choose Disk Utility. Don't click Continue.



    check - Select your Mac OS X disk (named "Macintosh HD" by default) in the left side of the Disk Utility window.



    check - Click the First Aid tab.



    NOT ABLE TO CLICK ON "REPAIR DISK" - --- Click Repair Disk to verify and repair any issues with your Mac OS X startup disk.
    After repairing the disk, try to start up normally.
     
  9. micbergsma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok to click on "verify disk" ? and won't lose my info?
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