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Solved: 'Classic' problem

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by tedwinder, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. tedwinder

    tedwinder Thread Starter

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    When I start up my computer, a globe appears, and shortly after, a small folder with a flashing question mark and classic symbol appears. What can I do? The system works perfectly fine after that!
     
  2. emoxley

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    Usually, the flashing ? on the folder means it can't find the system folder. But, since it works fine, after displaying it, it's just taking it a bit longer than usual, to finally find it.
    You can try zapping the pram. It may or may not help.
    Good luck!
     
  3. VegasACF

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    It could also be that it's forgotten which drive you've designated as the start up drive. Go to System Prefs, click on the Start Up Disk pane and select the drive you wish to use for start up. Zapping the PRAM will often cause this sort of forgetfulness.
     
  4. tedwinder

    tedwinder Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I tried your idea Vegas and it worked - I remember now that I went into the Sturtup Disk PrefPane and must have accidentally deselected it!
     
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