Help on starting up imac!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macguy14, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. macguy14 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    Just quickly looked through forums and couldn't find anything similar to my problem. When I start up my imac, the screen stays white for around 20 seconds and then a flashing earth appears. I think if I wait a while it eventually comes on, but I dont know if this is the case, I will look into it further but if anyone can give any advice for now, that would be great. I'll keep you updated.

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Go to System Preferences, Click on Startup Disk, then choose the hard drive.

    I think your computer is setup to try and boot of a network drive which is indicated by the flashing Globe. If you want to, hit Restart... in the Startup Disk preference panel and see if it stops the Globe from showing up.
  3. macguy14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008

    Thanks a lot, it helped! I've also installed windows vista so I will try restarting on that too. Hopefully no problems with that, I think it'll be okay. Anyway, thank you! :D

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