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My mac sometimes doesnt get past the boot due to a flashing folder with a question mark but sometimes does... If i shut down the mac now and try and turn it on itll probably come up with the Q mark folder until i unplug it for a while so what is up with my mac? I need help, i also tried idefrag but nothing really changed.. All this seems to be happenning after dloading half life 2 from steam..

asked Aug 28 '10 at 13:49

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I think you may have to reinstall the Mac OS. Before that, try removing Half Life 2 and if possible, steam.

answered Aug 28 '10 at 14:26

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Yes but the trouble is that the is installers don't detectthe hdd even tho ive booted from it...

(Aug 28 '10 at 14:41) zikalify zikalify's gravatar image

it kinda sounds like your harddrive is failing. i personally don't know any programs that could detect if it was failing or not. but i'm sure someone else does. or you could do some googling.

answered Aug 28 '10 at 16:50

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if i leave the machine unplugged for a while it turns on... but its still worrying

(Aug 28 '10 at 18:32) zikalify zikalify's gravatar image

Try the following programs: Drive Smart, Tech Tool Pro

Or just buy a new hard drive.

answered Aug 28 '10 at 22:13

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