problem in startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jplg842, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

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    #1
    hi.
    when i tried to turn my macbook on today.
    before i get the apple logo when the screen first turns on, i a shape of earth insted and nothing happened after that, so i press the power button to turn it off and tried again the samething happened 2 more times, then on the 4 time it started up normally.
    What was that about???

    Thanks
     
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Your machine is trying to "Net Boot."

    That means it's looking for a network volume to boot off of instead of the internal volume.

    Make sure you're not holding down the N key when it's booting (which I assume you're not).

    If that's not the case, boot off the included CD, go to startup disk (in the blue Apple menu) and make sure you have the Macintosh HD (or whatever you called the internal drive) selected as your startup disk).

    That should solve it.
     
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -jplg842

    ... or hold down the 'Option' key at the startup "bong" and choose your startup volume.
     
  4. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, except that'll just change it for the current startup - he'll still need to go into Startup Disk to change it so it doesn't keep on NetBooting...
     

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