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Flashing file icon with ?question mark

Bootsup to a file Icon flashing question mark wont go any further

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  • ballymae Apr 22, 2009

    Any ideas for someone without a disk; I bought mine used, I am a teacher so needed it for movie making. I did an update and then got the stupid folder question mark thing. no disks any help? thanks I thin I have a G4 though. It is running 10.3.9 whatever that means. Sorry I am a dummy when it comes to tech stuff:)

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The computer is displaying a ? mark because it's telling you it has no idea how to start.

It's confused.

To un-confuse it, we've got to tell it how to start.

You're going to need to start the computer with an OS disk.

Have you got a copy of Panther, Tiger, Leopard or some other creature?

Let me know and we'll go from there.

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