Weird Startup Issue

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Hibbity, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Hibbity macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    I don't know what this means or if it's a bad sign...

    I had my mini turned off, then turned it on. This little flashing picture of the world popped up and flashed on the grey startup screen for about thirty seconds. Then, a folder icon with the finder icon on it popped up, and the file icon flashed back and forth between the finder icon and a question mark. After a second, OSX started up and ran perfectly.

    What in the world happened? What does it mean?
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    The globe ment it was trying to boot from a network drive. Then the question mark ment that it could not find the system folder over the network. Go into System Preferences (the White Apple with the light switch in the dock), then Startup Disks. Choose the Mac OSX as the drive you want to start from. Yours got set to Network Startup at some point.

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