About this mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bikerman22, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Bikerman22 macrumors newbie

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    when you click on the apple icon in the top left corner then "about this mac", my macbook pro doesnt have the startup disk displayed and all the pitures of this screen that i have seen do. the pictures show the processor, memory, startup disk, then more info, but mine skips startup disk and goes from memory to more info. im sure this isnt a problem but im super paranoid considering this is the most expensive thing ive ever owned and was just wondering the reason for this. thanks for any help
     
  2. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Actually, this means the next time you reboot, your computer will be unbootable. Sorry, man, you're gonna need a new computer.

    Not really, sorry, I'm not sure. Probably nothing to worry about, though, as long as it boots.

    Edit 2: Wait, yes it does.

    Edit 3: Go to System preferences, then Startup disc, then click "Macintosh HD." Check it again afterwards.
     
  3. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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  4. atluten macrumors 6502

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    You'll only see that startup disk option if there is a network attached or some HD other than the one in your computer that is attached. Thus, it gives you the option of booting from another source. If nothing else is attached, the OS won't display that option in the menu. Here is a screenshot of my computer so you can rest easy. Cheers.
     

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  5. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    Ah, sorry...

    I forgot to mention, OP, that lack of startup disc is also not covered under warranty. You're out $2000+. Sorry, man.

    :p
     

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