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You either have a severely corrupted directory, or a physical hard drive failure. For the former, boot to your Restore CD and Repair Permissions, failing that, Disk Warrior. For the later, replace the hard drive with a new one

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This is a sign that the startup disk can't be found.

When you power on the computer, try holding down the "alt" key or "option" key on your keyboard.

Then after a while, it should ask you to select the location of the operating system. Select your macintosh HD. Everything should load as normal.

If this doesn't work, insert the install cd's and hold down "c" instead. This will load the cd with mac os x on it. You can then install the operating system. Please make sure you have backups. Unless the option to simply upgrade or repair your mac pops up, you will loose your files following this method.

Nathan.

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SOURCE: My macbook won't go to the login menu. It gives a

You have a disk/file system problem. Use your system install disk and in Dish Utility, repair and when OK, fix permissions. Do this after each install--can usually just use DU and verify+fix. If you must, then boot in Target mode (hold T on boot) and connect to another Mac, Use Firewire, if can, else may need to remove disk and put in external. If no fix, then will need re-install.

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SOURCE: my macbook is frozen with the folder icon showing

Looks like you need to replace the HDD. An alternative way is always try to repair it yourself. There are Mac Repair Guidesthat show how to open an Macbook. Watch out for the ribbon cables,those tear easily. Replacement parts are usually available on Ebay.There are third party services that can do it for you, like Mac Repair NYC.

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Hello
That looks like your Mac does not see the System folder, for multiple reasons:
- Your hard drive needs repair / change- Your system files have bad permissions or are missing (to check this, disk utility in the Utilities folder cane good help)- Your hard drive has been erased or partitioned.
Hope that helps

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I do have some other steps that may also work if the problem persist. 
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