Start up problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by goosecoupe, May 20, 2007.

  1. goosecoupe macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2007
    I have a Imac G5. Every time I start it up theres a little square in the middle of the screen with the world in it and it blinks about 10 times, then switches to the finder logo and blinks with a question mark about 10 times, then switches to the login window. What is it and how can I stop it? It's really annoying.

  2. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
    I'm not sure what that might be, but i've seen something sort of similar on a school computer where the globe apeared and then blinked and then went back to the normal apple logo then started normally.

    I was told that it normally does that when they are using the "netboot" which is some sort of way for them to use a remote server as a start up disk.

    It might be that there are multiple disks that could be used as start-up disks and it's choosing or it cant easily find the start-up disk, i don't really know though, just throwing this out there.
  3. goosecoupe thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Yeah it was the startup disc, it was on Network Startup instead of Mac OS X.

    Thanks for the help though :)

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