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Best Answer zep516 , 26 April 2017 - 08:31 PM

Hello, From what I understand and I'm not a mac person at all. When you see a circle with a slash symbol instead of the Apple logo, it means your Mac couldn't find a valid System Folder to start... Go to the full post »


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iMac 2009 - mac os x 10.11.6 el capitan

 

when I last started up there was a white circle with a diagonal line thru before the apple logo  then again after the apple logo  and then it just did the usual startup.

 

i have not seen this before.

 

and do not know what it is.

 

any advice would be appreciated.

 

thanks.


Edited by itsmesunny, 27 April 2017 - 10:01 AM.

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Hello,

From what I understand and I'm not a mac person at all.

When you see a circle with a slash symbol instead of the Apple logo, it means your Mac couldn't find a valid System Folder to start up from.
https://support.appl.../en-us/HT204156

So I'm not sure why you see that and it still starts up without issue.
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Thanks for the reply and the link.

 

I am going to give it a try and also make sure that I use the correct command, as I am using El Capitan, which is the latest OS that I can install on this iMac.

 

And just to be sure, I am going to jot down my Apple ID. And also the build number for 10.11.6.

 

I did run disk utility and it was fine.

 

Although, I need to know if I will I lose my bookmarks, passwords and toolbar links, do you know, someone who uses a Mac please?


Edited by itsmesunny, 27 April 2017 - 10:35 AM.

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Hello,

I can't answer that question due to my limited knowledge of the Mac operating system. The most logical action to take or consider is a Mac forum. Do you know of any ?

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Joe,

 

I was posting here in the Mac OS X discussion.

 

Is that not what this question was geared towards ... ?


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Hello,

My bad I had not realized this was the os x discussion forum. So you're good here.

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I fixed it.


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