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My MacBook Pro will power up but in the center of the sreen it has a box with a circle and a line and the a ? in center of box.The box and circle just flash.

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This is a sign that your hard drive may have failed. If you have the original boot CD/DVD for your computer, I would recommend putting that in the computer, power it up and hold down the C key to boot up from that disk, and run the "Disk Utility" program to see if your hard drive has officially failed, or if you just have a corrupted file.
Best recommendation though, would be to make an appointment at your local Apple store, and have a Genius take a look at it. If you are under warranty then you'll be taken care of, but if you haven't been backing up your data you may lose your information.
If you are out of warranty, the cost for a replacement drive is usually less than $250.

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