blinking globe on start-up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aureiden, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. aureiden macrumors member

    aureiden

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    #1
    While I was starting up my macbook, I noticed something that's never happened before--a blinking globe where the apple icon should be on the gray screen. After several seconds, the apple appeared in its place, but start-up took unusually long. It's so puzzling that I don't know what to ask.... I shut it down and turned it back on, and the same thing happened. Has this happened to anyone else?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    #2
    Go to System Preferences>Startup Disk and then select your normal startup system folder. I'm guessing it somehow got switched to Network Startup, so the globe is your computer looking for a startup disk over the network.
     
  3. aureiden thread starter macrumors member

    aureiden

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