When it does start up, you'll see a panel asking you to choose your language. I just want to get the computer up and running. When searching the internet, the same thing would happen. Saying Verified does not rule out problems but I think it indicates it is still breathing. I would hear the disk every time I turned my Macbook off and back on. When I connect it internally to the macbook, and power on the computer, grey file folder with question mark.
Repair When the recovery menu appears select Disk Utility. But how can I get the macbook to start up again. Boot your computer like you normally would except hold down option key at start up until you hear the chime. The second case happens when your Mac is stuck in the flashing folder with a question mark without booting. I replaced the harddisk cable, but with no result. Click a link and pinwheel, five or ten minutes, page would load.
But, they didn't respond when I clicked on them and the screen just ended up going gray. Is it possible that I have an issue of physical connection between the drive and computer for some reason? Given what you reported from the Disk Utility steps you took it is unclear to me if there will be a way to repair the current volume, if you can erase and install from scratch or if you need a new disk. Hi, I have a very interesting problem. This happened to me for the first time. It would be brand new and will make you start over but it is the only way to fix it. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums.
But in others cases it may be other issues that are much simpler. If this can't find a usable hard drive to repair or download Mavericks to again, then your hard drive is probably shot and should be replaced. You guessed it, grey file folder with question mark. By turning off the computer and removing one of the memory ram card, turn on again and it will go straight like nothing, do your settings and turn off again and add again the removed ram. If it does, see if disk utility can repair your hard drive. In this case the problem turned out to be the hard drive ribbon conector.
I went back to disk utility and erased the disk. After that, I tried to fix the disk in disk utility. If you are still getting the white screen with the Flashing Question Mark Folder then you definitely have a Hard drive problem and the Hard drive or the cable to the Hard drive has gone bad affecting communication with your device. In most cases, you can re-install and the problem disappears for a bit, but comes back. The disk is either dead you need a new disk or there is an outside chance it is a good disk with a bad cable in which case a new disk is not going to help.
I replaced the hard drive cable. I had this issue today morning while installing 10. My MacBook air was frozen and I relaunched finder. To test this you can purchase an inexpensive external enclosure, remove the internal disk, place it in the enclosure, plug it in and then use Boot-Option to attempt to boot from the now external disk. Instead boot from the Recovery Partition. The hard drive is then connected to the computer via different route, bypassing the defective data cable. They may be able to revive it without a clean install or new disk.
The ssd should limit heat and even might make your computer run faster. If no errors are reported then click on the Repair Permissions button. You cannot repair the system disk while it is in service. Reinstall Snow Leopard Without Erasing The drive 1. Trouble shooting the issue online, a common theme was a dying hard drive. Trying not to take it into the Apple Store and have to pay 600 dollars at that point I'd just buy a new system. This is pretty easy to do yourself, if you can operate a screwdriver.
After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. I followed your instructions above and could not get my computer to boot at all. Once the installation is over, Mac automatically restarts and boots from the Startup Disk. After i restart my macbook just start flashing folder with question mark. Tech board isn't one of my regular visits on here.