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Default MacBook trouble - 08-27-2010, 01:18 AM

Used my MB to format the dell mini drive (changing out drives) and now get a question mark initially at boot up.
After 15 seconds it go's away and things function normal.
I dropped the MB a few times.
Can it be my HD going bad ? Or is it an OS issue?
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Default 08-27-2010, 01:49 AM

oh my Apple mini did that it just means it has to eat it's way through some legacies before it finds the / boot..

simple way to fix that is a 'Archive and restore' with your restore disc.. a TM back up would be better if you've got one..

we are talking macbook and not mini 10v huh?

as for the hdd going bad well yes it might be that as well..if so try discwarrior it's cool at isolating bad sectors on hard drives in Mac..

yes guy below is quite right maybe as simple as re selecting the start up disc in preferences try the simple stuff first..

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Default 08-27-2010, 01:56 AM

Check this article.

It suggests all you have to do is reselect your startup distance in sys prefs.



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