Start up problems

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

  1. goosecoupe macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    Canada
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    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

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    Feb 12, 2007
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    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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