Tiny icon pops up before Apple logo on Start Up

OldManJimbo

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Jun 1, 2004
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I have an iBook running the latest OSX update. Just noticed that when I re-start there's a tiny little icon that flashes on the screen before the gray Apple shows up. The little icon looks like it could be the Classic OS9 logo - but it's so fast I haven't been able to know for certain.

Any idea what this might be? I have a 12"G4 PowerBook and a 14" MacBook and neither of them do this. Tried searching the forums but couldn't come up with anything.
 

Peace

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Apr 1, 2005
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It's a small folder with a question mark right?

If so I'm guessing you had bootcamp installed at some point.

I could be wrong and it might be the EFI looking for the O/S.
 

antibact1

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Jun 1, 2006
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It's a small folder with a question mark right?

If so I'm guessing you had bootcamp installed at some point.

I could be wrong and it might be the EFI looking for the O/S.
Can't be Bootcamp or EFI, it's an iBook
 

drlunanerd

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Feb 14, 2004
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I have an iBook running the latest OSX update. Just noticed that when I re-start there's a tiny little icon that flashes on the screen before the gray Apple shows up. The little icon looks like it could be the Classic OS9 logo - but it's so fast I haven't been able to know for certain.

Any idea what this might be? I have a 12"G4 PowerBook and a 14" MacBook and neither of them do this. Tried searching the forums but couldn't come up with anything.
Go to System Preferences - Startup Disk - make sure your OS X folder is selected. Problem solved :)