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If that ? is in a folder and flashing? That means, from my experience, that you hard drive is shot, or soon will be. I had this problem a while back. Sometimes it the hard drive would work and sometimes it wouldn't. I was lucky in that respect and got my files off my computer onto another.

If you're comfortable with this, as I don't know what sort of problems may occur... Turn your computer on and off a few times over the next hour and at least see if you can get your files out safely.

Replace your hard drive and see if it boots. If not, then you may have a motherboard problem.

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