How To Fix Flashing Folder With Question Mark On Mac Without Cd?

What do you do when a folder with a question mark blinks on your Mac computer?

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What does a folder with a question mark mean on a MacBook?

That folder with the question mark icon means that the MacBook can’t find the boot directory. That can either mean it can’t find the hard drive or the Operating System data on the hard drive is somehow corrupted. With 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6 put your install DVD into the optical drive (CD/DVD drive) and reboot.

What does a file with a question mark mean?

Rach, the folder with the question mark means the computer cannot find the startup system. This could happens because files that are needed to boot the computer are damaged, or the drive’s directory is damaged.

What does ? mean on Mac?

Mac OS X has several bootup symbols, including a universal “prohibitory” sign that indicates critical files are missing from the boot volume. This symbol at boot means Mac OS X cannot access critical files on the start-up disk.

How do I fix a Mac startup problem?

Hold down all of these keys: Command, Option (Alt), P and R, and turn on the Mac (it’s the same keys to reset the PRAM). Keep holding the keys down until you hear the Mac restart again. Apple says to let it restart just the one time; I usually listen for a second reboot, and then release the keys.

How do I boot my Mac into recovery mode?

The most often used way to enter Recovery Mode is this:

  • Click on Apple logo at the top left of the screen.
  • Select Restart.
  • Immediately hold down the Command and R keys until you see an Apple logo or spinning globe.
  • Eventually your Mac will show the Recovery Mode Utilities window with the following options:

How do you hard reset a MacBook pro?

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How do I get rid of the question mark on my Mac?

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How do I start my Mac in recovery mode?

The most often used way to enter Recovery Mode is this:

  1. Click on Apple logo at the top left of the screen.
  2. Select Restart.
  3. Immediately hold down the Command and R keys until you see an Apple logo or spinning globe.
  4. Eventually your Mac will show the Recovery Mode Utilities window with the following options:

What does no entry sign mean on Mac?

Answer: A: It is the Prohibitory symbol and means your Mac couldn’t find a valid system folder to start from. Reinstall Mac OS: About the screens you see when your Mac starts up – Apple Support.

What is the meaning of no entry sign?

phrase. No Entry is used on signs to indicate that you are not allowed to go into a particular area or go through a particular door or gate.