MacBook – Flashing Question Mark Folder on Startup

I have been having alot of fun with my MacBok of late. I think one of the kids sat on the screen and cracked the LCD screen, and I have been putting off getting that fixed, due to both the cost and downtime involved. This will have to be addressed soon though as the cracked smudge is spreading rather rapidly across the screen and people are commenting on the fantastic screensaver I have.

Prior to the broken LCD screen I had a problem, which a number of people seem to have, where on bootup a question mark folder appears, accompanied by around 5 clicking noises. All this seems to point to a faulty hard drive. Well after googling for a solution and finding none that worked for me I have discovered one that does work.

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