A White Screen with a Flashing Folder Showing A Question Mark
Flashing Folder With A Question Mark
Sometimes you may get a white screen that displays a flashing folder with a question mark on it. That’s actually a sign that your Apple Mac can’t find a startup disk to boot from. This situation can indicate that a hard drive is failing, or it could just be that you were trying out a lot of troubleshooting tips and the Mac lost track of what the startup disk was.
Reboot The Mac
If this happens, reboot the Laptop while holding down the Option key on the keyboard. What should happen is that you’ll see icons for all of the available drives to choose from, which on most devices will be one named Macintosh HD. Click on that icon and press the return key, and the device should reboot normally. Should that drive icon not appear, then you likely have a bad or failing SSD or hard drive and should replace it immediately.