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help! hold down y
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Oct 19, 2001, 07:09 AM
i held down y upson startup of my mac, thought it would present me with startup disk options! NOPE!

Now i am presented wih a flashing smiling mac and question mark. All i want to do is get my operating system back. Can anyone help?
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Join Date: Aug 2001
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Oct 19, 2001, 08:11 AM
You need to hold down option to be able to select drive to start from.

Hope this is of help
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Oct 19, 2001, 09:59 AM
If you have one of the newer computers, holding down "option" will do the trick. If that doesnt work, boot up off of a Mac OS cd and select your startup disk when the computer is booted up.
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