New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Blinking Globe but DOES NOT boot


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
equalasterisk

 
Member Since: May 04, 2010
Posts: 4
equalasterisk is on a distinguished road

equalasterisk is offline
I restarted my mac, router and modem this morning. I now have a blinking globe at the start up. This is normal although I am not on a network. I figure that I made the startup disc a network a while ago.

However, now, I can't get past the blinking globe. It has been blinking for 13 minutes now, and I don't see it stopping soon.

I have read the apple forums:
Quote:
Solution

This is happening because Network Disk is selected in the Startup Disk control panel and no NetBoot servers are available.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:


1. Open the Startup Disk control panel.
2. Select the appropriate startup disk icon.

3. Close the Startup Disk control panel.

4. Restart the computer
and I have read these forums
Quote:
You can try to reboot your system and press and hold the option key. You should get several icons on your screen. One of them should be your system disk. I believe you can either tab over to it or click on it, then hit return to boot
I am concerned, confused, and frustrated.

Can anyone help me get past this boot screen, Are there alternative ways to boot an iMac (intel OS X 4.11.x)
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,427
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is online now
Reboot your Mac and hold down the "option" (alt) key when you hear the POST chime. Wait a bit until you see an icon image of your MacIntosh HD and the network boot Globe. Select your MacIntosh HD to boot the machine.

After it boots, open System Preferences, Startup Disk, and select your MacIntosh HD as the default.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
equalasterisk

 
Member Since: May 04, 2010
Posts: 4
equalasterisk is on a distinguished road

equalasterisk is offline
Do I just keep holding it down?? I have done that but it has gone back into the same ol' blinking globe.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,427
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is online now
Just hold down the option key after the chime for about 10 seconds or so. You should see the icon for your MacIntosh HD along with the Globe. Select the MacIntosh HD.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
equalasterisk

 
Member Since: May 04, 2010
Posts: 4
equalasterisk is on a distinguished road

equalasterisk is offline
Ok, so that isn't working immediatly. I am leaving the computer off for a second and I unplugged my External HD. Should I unplugg the Ethernet cable or is that not going to impact?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,427
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is online now
You can try it with the ethernet cable disconnected. But I'm not sure why you aren't seeing your boot drive unless there's a problem with it. If it persists, you might want to try booting the machine with your install recovery DVD and then run a FSCK on the hard drive. You can do that by using Disk Utility from the install recovery DVD.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
equalasterisk

 
Member Since: May 04, 2010
Posts: 4
equalasterisk is on a distinguished road

equalasterisk is offline
I have used the recovery disc to get into the reinstall menu; but when it wants me to point to a drive it install on. My drive doesn't show up. I tried to look at it/verify/repair it using disc utility but it isn't showing on there either. I went to start up disc and there is the Network one with the question mark icon but when I select that and restart it takes me back to the "select a language", and repeat same symptoms.

basically, my HD isn't showing up. It was working fine before I restarted the computer. I only restarted it because I was power cycling the router, modem and my girlfriends PC'.
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,427
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is online now
OK. It looks like the drive died somehow. I suggest you remove the drive, and if you have a drive adapter or external carrier, you can try getting at the data that way. Or, you can try software designed specifically for accessing data and removing it from a dead drive.

Data Rescue 3

Let us know.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
Collin Bl

 
Collin Bl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2009
Location: Napier NZ
Posts: 3,281
Collin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S

Collin Bl is offline
Had a similar issue with Tiger the other day altho initially i thought it was a function of an OS set to a resolution on a CRT being run on a larger LCD screen. After a number of attempts with the Flashing globe i started using Command Option Escape and then on next try the flashing folder icon with ? mark replaced the globe. Then i was finally able to Boot off of HD of the PowerMac - Never did find a reason for the flashing globe symbol.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« downgrade to leopard | Help with Safari 4.05 - no images! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
triple boot snow leopard, windows 7, & ubuntu JAM Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 4 07-14-2010 11:57 AM
G5 iMac wont boot - Blinking system folder and question mark btraister Apple Desktops 2 08-18-2008 10:59 PM
G3 600mhz ibook very strange boot problem! Jimbob101 Apple Notebooks 0 07-20-2008 09:10 AM
Can You Install Boot Camp AFTER Parallels? bluto00 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 11-03-2007 10:34 PM
Can't boot from cdrom rickenbacherus Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 07-31-2003 04:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?