Question mark appears before boot

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Projekt, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Projekt macrumors member

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    I recently installed an SSD in my 2006 macbook pro. After getting it formatted and installed with Snow Leopard I've come across a small problem: when booting, the system initially starts to a grey screen, then to a question mark for about 5-10 seconds. Afterwards, the apple logo appears and it boots as normal.

    While this isn't preventing me from using the laptop, I was wondering if there was a way to correct it such that the computer doesn't spend so much time looking for the drive- after all, fast boot times were important to my decision to purchase an SSD.

    Any advice on the matter is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    This is happening because the computer was told to start up from a drive that doesn't exist anymore then it searches for a bootable disc. To fix this, go the the Startup pref pane and select the startup disc you want. That's it.
     

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