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  1. #1

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    Jun 23, 2008
    Unhappy Flashing question folder
    Ok this is the 3rd time it happens in a week. Mac just freezes to the point I need to shut down in the power button. When it restarts only a folder with a flashing question mark appear. I repair the permissions with the DVD on the other times cause the HD was shown but now nothing. Disk utility only shows the DVD and nothing else. I also did the PRAM but with no success.
    I have a 3 years old iMac with Leopard with all updates almost 125gb of free space a w$ XP partition, 2gb ram and im not sure but i think it has a 2.4ghz.

    Any advice suggestions please?

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Sounds to me like your hard drive may be failing. Better get your stuff backed up before it dies completely!

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    Buzzard2010's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2010
    Bretforton, Worcestershire
    MacBook Pro 15" 2014, 2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OSX 10.9.5 - iPhone 5s 16gb
    The flashing folder with a question mark means the operating system can't be found. Usually this is caused by the boot record which records where the system starts on the hard drive. However if your computer freezes so much then like pigoo3 says sounds like a dodgy hard drive failing, or it could be that the system has become corrupt somehow.
    Backup your files and re-install your OS, see if it happens again, if it does its new HDD time i'm afraid

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    Aug 08, 2010
    20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo - eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 400 MHz - iPad 2 16GB
    ^They speak the truth. I've been through it once as well.
    Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD OS 10.6.8 Magic Trackpad- eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 Grape 400 MHz 1GB RAM 40GB HD OS 10.4.11 iSub - iPad 2 16GB - iPod Classic 120 GB - iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen 1GB - Apple TV 2

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