white screen with question mark folder when i start up my mac.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by theweber3, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. theweber3 macrumors member

    theweber3

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    When i start up my macbook i get a white screen with folder in the middle of the screen and the folder has a question mark on it. any ideas?
     
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    The computer cannot find the startup folder.

    What did you do to your computer before your last shutdown/restart?
     
  3. theweber3 thread starter macrumors member

    theweber3

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    it was in my lap and a strange sound happened.
     
  4. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    A strange sound is not a good sign, BUT...get DiskWarrior!

    http://alsoft.com/

    I've seen DiskWarrior solve this problem several times. Saved my butt once.
    Can not recommend it enough.

    Good luck!
     

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