Issues with my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thesdx, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    I've been having some issues lately with booting up my iMac. When I try and boot up, I get a blank gray screen for about 10-20 secs, and then I get a blinking folder icon with a ? in it. I got this once before, but when I rebooted, everything was okay. Now, I have to reboot about 5 or 6 times before it finally boots up. Do I need to reinstall the OS? Is my hard drive dying?
  2. Theatrics macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2007
    San Diego
    It could mean your mac is trying to boot from a network startup by default. When starting up, hold down the option key and select the Macintosh HD. Once in OS X, go to System Preferences > Startup Disk and make sure you have your Macintosh HD selected and not a network startup or some other drive.

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