finder folder and question mark
When I turn on my computer, I get the green/gray screen with the finder folder and a question mark after it. That's all it does. I try to hold the mouse button and boot, nothing. I try to hold the c key and boot and nothing.
Anyone had an idea of what's going on with my imac. It was given to me. It's a 700 mhz, 128 ram and a 40 GB HD.
Your machine can't find a system folder. Either your system is corrupted or your hard drive has gone bad. Start up from your system installation DVD by inserting the disk and holding down the "C" key on startup. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities > Disk Utility. See if the drive shows up on the left. If so click on it and run repair till it runs clear. If it does not show up, it has gone south and you will need to replace the drive with a new IDE drive and install a new system.