I use 10.3.9, on a PowerBook G4-1ghz -- When restarting the computer, just before the Gray Apple, there is a tiny little icon that looks like a little blue folder. It stays for about a second, then a very small question mark "?" flashes on the folder, and that's followed by a little smily face. It flashes for about a split second and then goes away. I don't think it was always there and for some reason I think it starting showing up at the same time a few other weird things happened - Does anyone have an idea what this little icon is, and if it's even necessary to have. Seems as though it might be affecting the start-up process.