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My imac was fine this morning. When I came home from work tonight

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My imac was fine this morning. When I came home from work tonight and turned it on, all I got was an image of a blinking question mark on a computer screen. What could be wrong?



Could you try to start your mac and Immediately hold the Option key. After a few seconds, the Startup Manager should appear.


If it does could you select your Hard drive then hit the right hand arrow.


Than let me know if it boots.



Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I got to the point where I hit the right hand arrow, but it did not reboot...



In that case could you Insert the Mac OS X Install or Restore disc, Restart the computer, then hold the C key during startup. From the Apple menu, choose Disk Utility. Do this in the first screen of the Installer. Don't click Continue. If you click Continue in a Mac OS X Installer version earlier than 10.2, you must restart from CD again.

Click the First Aid tab, Click Repair Disk, After repairing the disk, try to start from the Mac OS X hard disk.


Let us know what happens.



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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
The Apple Restore disk worked. At first I thought I had lost all my files, but I found them all in a file named "Desktop items" Whew. Thanks so much!

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