Tiny icon pops up before Apple logo on Start Up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OldManJimbo, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

    OldManJimbo

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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.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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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.
     
  3. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    Can't be Bootcamp or EFI, it's an iBook
     
  4. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

    drlunanerd

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    Go to System Preferences - Startup Disk - make sure your OS X folder is selected. Problem solved :)
     
  5. OldManJimbo thread starter macrumors 6502

    OldManJimbo

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    YUP - that did it. THANK YOU.
    Any idea how this got changed? Wonder if it happened during a OS update -
     

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