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when i start up my powerbook running panther, first a little icon comes up that looks like the earth and then a folder with a flashing question mark comes up....what do these things mean?
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why do an icon that looks like a world and a folder with a flashing question mark come up when i start up my powerbook running panther?
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It looks like your startup folder was changed somehow. Go to System Preferences --> Startup Disc --> Select your OS Folder

The earth thingy means its trying to find the boot volume on a network and the folder with ? mark its searching the HD for the boot volume. It is harmless to have it go through that but it will slow you down
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It looks like your startup folder was changed somehow. Go to System Preferences --> Startup Disc --> Select your OS Folder

The earth thingy means its trying to find the boot volume on a network and the folder with ? mark its searching the HD for the boot volume. It is harmless to have it go through that but it will slow you down

thank you very much, that fixed it
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