What to do next
Need to know the next step(s) after the hard drive pic appears with an up arrow beneath the pic. It wants me to do something but I don't know what.
lumloy371 try this:
System Prefs>>> Start-up Disk. You have to make sure the OS X folder/drive is selected. It seem like your computer does not quite know where to find your OS. Of course it could also be that the Option key is being pressed at startup, or a setting which can be cleared by pressing the Option, Command, P, and R keys at startup, and releasing them after the second chime.