startup problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lmcintyre, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. lmcintyre macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2006
    ok so when I start my mac the blank white screen stays up for like 3 seconds then I get a folder with a ? mark on it for about 2 seconds then the normal apple and it boots. Why did this happen all of the sudden, oh yea restarts/ shutdowns take for ever too.

    any ideas?
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I think the solution is to set the drive it boots from. Finder-->Sys Prefs->start up drive.

    Why it changed, I do not know. A glitch in the PRAM perhaps.
  3. lmcintyre thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2006

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