It’s Called a “Prohibitory Sign”

You know the symbol that’s a circle with a line through it, usually used to show NO, as in NO SMOKING or NO FOOD OR DRINKS or NO GHOSTS?  Well, its a hard thing to Google for.  Turns out it’s called a “prohibitory sign”.

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It’s also the sign you get when you boot OS X and your hard drive has gone to hard drive heaven.

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A very very sad sign to see.  It means “no bootable os found” and it also means “time to get a new hard drive”.  (Note – sometimes it can be fixed by flashing PRAM -reboot and hold apple-option-r-p until you hear two beeps.  But if instead you hear your hard drive physically crashing into the walls, I don’t think the pram will do it).

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