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widelode
09-30-2003, 07:58 AM
I have a problem with a G4 Powerbook on startup it chimes then goes to a grey screen in the middle of the screen a folder appears with the os logo and a question mark and nothing else happens. When you then go to force a shut down the moment you touch the power button it turns off immediately no holding down of button, no chime, just straight off. Help is greatly needed and would be much appreciated.
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Widlode

unclemac
09-30-2003, 11:14 AM
The flashing question mark indicates that no valid system folder can be found. Several different causes and remedies, depending on which OS (9 or 10) you are using...

Disk Warrior is a pretty safe bet at this point. Do you own it? If not, now may be the time to get it.

Other options depend on the OS you are running.

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