October 13th, 2008, 10:27 PM #1
stop sign at start up?!
When I started my Macbook up, after the gray screen with the apple sign, a stop sign appeared on the screen and I couldnt use my laptop as normal. Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? thanks so much!
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October 13th, 2008, 11:49 PM #2
Make sure you stop, because the newer models have the iSight camera, and it will take you picture if you continue. Apple will send you a failure to stop ticket.
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1. Post all of the specification you know of your Macbook such as:
- 1. Model: Macbook black, white, . . .
2. OS: OS 10.4.0, 10.4.11, 10.5.5, et cetera
3. Processor, Hard Drive, RAM
2. What you were doing before this happened?
3. Can you reboot with the Installations disks--allowing you to go to Disk Aid?
4. Can you "Safe Boot?"--press Shift key when you start up and hold it until you see "Safe Boot."
November 28th, 2010, 03:26 AM #3
There is no stop sign associated with Mac startup. You see a stop sign at a road intersection. Could you be seeing a prohibitory sign (as in "you are prohibited from continuing"; a circle, not a stop sign). If so, it means the bootx file was not found. Either the HDD has a corrupt file system, or the bootx file is missing, renamed, corrupt, or moved.
November 28th, 2010, 01:40 PM #4
I don't think the OP has been waiting over 2 years for that explanation.