View Full Version : iBook Playing up on Startup

25th February 2006, 09:42 AM
Hey All,
I just did a Shut Down on my iBook as It was running a little sluggish, and when I turned it back on it did not do a regular Start Up.

What happened was the Gray Screen went to another shade of Gray, then Black and then a really Dark Gray with a Picture of the world Blinking on a Gray Box.... After a few seconds this changed to a Picture of the Finder Icon, in a Folder blinking with a "?"

After about 10..15 secs of that, the regular gray screen comes up with the Apple Logo and then boots into OSX like normal.

Is there something wrong with my iBook? I can think of anything that would of casued this problem, so just wanting to know if anyone else has had the same problem, and what fixed it



25th February 2006, 09:53 AM
The finder icon with a blinking ? sounds like it is have trouble finding the Hard drive. It could be the system?

25th February 2006, 09:58 AM
It sounds like the mac just forgot/didn't recognise the startup disk.
Open up System Preferences, then open Startup Disk and select your startup drive again.