MBP - 2 Different Loading Screens

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by allanibanez, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. allanibanez macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2008
    A few days ago when i started my MBP, the start up screen was the traditionl grey apple on white background with a horizontal progression bar. Since then the startup screen is the grey apple on white background with the circular progression bar which just spins round.

    Anyway else had this / know what its about?

    I should add that the horizontal progression bar was the second time i ever turned the machine on, so after it had been turned on for the very first time and s/w updates were downloaded from apple.
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2006
    i think that generally the startup screen with the horizontal progress bar is a firmware update. (hence occurring after software update?)

    the "normal" start-up is the circle wait icon.
  3. Crash1234 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    I don't think I've ever seen my mac start up with a horizontal loading bar. It usually has nothing or the circular thing. But then it could be b/c of an update or something. I never pay that much attention when my computer is starting up after an update.
  4. Mercellus macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2008
    When the Mac OS X "boot" screen with the Apple logo shows a progress bar instead of the usual pinwheel, it indicates that the computer is updating the firmware.
  5. allanibanez thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2008

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