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I have a imac 20 " when i turn it off and try turn on ,all i get is a clicking noise from the bottom back and eventually a logo of a blue file folder and a big ? mark in it .after turning it on and off a few tries it starts back up as normal. can anyone tell me whats wrong with my imac .

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Your HD is about to crash. The clicking noise warns you of imminent failure.

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It sounds like the system is corrupted. What I would do is to get your instal disk and boot up holding down the c key on your keyboard. Once you have booted up go to the file menu and run disk utility to verify and repair the hard drive. Then go to the instal menu and instal a fresh system remembering to preserve the users data so you do not wipe anything. Hopefully this will work.

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