Flashing Globe on Start Up?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Fabrix2003, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Fabrix2003 macrumors regular

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    Ok kind of unsure why i am getting this on start up on my 17 inch powerbook? when switched on it flashes a globe for about 12 seconds then flashes a file for about 10 seconds then load up the operating system? kinda bamboozled.

    I know that when the flashing file means it cand find the hard drive( i think) so unsire what to do? shall i just reinstall Panther? see if this helps?

    :(
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    I'm not sure at all, but that sounds like it's trying to Netboot. Try putting the panther CD in, boot off that, (holding c). Go to startup disk and make sure it's not set to put off a network drive.
     
  3. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Hold D while booting. It will boot from your HD.

    ...I mean, it's always worked for me.
     
  4. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    In System Preferences go to Startup Disk (in the top bar). Make sure HD is selected and not network.
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    That is definitely NetBoot.

    PRAM zap should do the trick too. (sets it back to internal disk startup)
     
  6. Fabrix2003 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok i selected it to start up on network i changed it to start up on HDD hope it does the trick.......:)
     
  7. Fabrix2003 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep seems to have done the trick! also solved the flashing folder problem thanks very much!

    :)
     

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