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Weird stuff during startup!!??


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Hi all,

Lately my PB 17" hasnt been working so well. My internet is VERY slow for my connection. I havent restarted my mac for some time now, and i just restarted today. During the start up i get this flashing blue globe for about 30sec-1min and then a light blue folder with a question mark flashing on it.
What is this?? do i have a virus or something? or is there a problem with my mac and i should restore?

Tia.
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There are no viruses for OS X.

When was the last time you repaired your permissions?
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There are no viruses for OS X.

When was the last time you repaired your permissions?
Whats that, and how do i do that?
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repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions
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Your system does not fing anything to boot on. It try to boot over network (hence the blue globe) and then give up (question mark).
Does it finally boot ?
If it does, you have to redefine your startup device (probably your hard drive) in System Preferences > Startup
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Your system does not fing anything to boot on. It try to boot over network (hence the blue globe) and then give up (question mark).
Does it finally boot ?
If it does, you have to redefine your startup device (probably your hard drive) in System Preferences > Startup
Yea thanks, that was the problem. I dont know why but the startup was on a network. I changed it back and it works fine now. Thanks.
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