What does a blinking question mark Means on the screen?


NO START-UP BUT BLINKING QUESTION MARK. After a crash, my Mac produced a blinking question mark instead of its usual start-up screen. A message said that it could not find the start-up disk.


This question was answered on March 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Solution: the Norton Disk Doctor, which is included in Norton Utilities This enabled to start-up from the emergency floppy disk that they supplied The Disk Doctor looks for faults then puts them right It solved the problem I also used it to check-up after program crashes, when it usually tells you that the volume bit map and master directory block both needed fixing It is just a matter of pressing a button to fix each It describes these as major faults but I'm not entirely convinced that they are really as major as all that! It makes it all sound like good medicine, though!


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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 26, 2003