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    Hard drive icon with arrow under it
    Hello All,
    First of all I did try a search but couldnt find anything on my problem. Looking for some help. I have switched from windows to mac maybe a month ago and love my macbook. Today I noticed when I turned it on a strange icon was there. It was a hard drive picture with an arrow pointing up toward it. I never had this b4 , it would always go right to the apple icon and start. Now I have to click the arrow pointing up at the hard drive icon to get it to boot. I dont remember changing anything. Any help would be very much appreciated. Once I click the arrow it loads and works fine. Thanks

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    Is this what you are seeing??? But with only 1 drive???



    Are your holding the OPTION button while you boot?

    Did you recently install Bootcamp?

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    yes that is exactly what I'm seeing. I'm not holding down any buttons. Just use the power button.

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    yes that is exactly what I'm seeing. I'm not holding down any buttons. Just use the power button. No bootcamp.

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    Try this...

    System Prefs>>> Start-up Disk... Make sure the OS X folder/drive is selected...

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    Funny thing happened, went out to my car to get my mac and started it up and everything was back to normal. I did check what you suggested and it is checked. Thanks for the advice.

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    Great.. I'm glad it's back to normal for ya... I wonder if maybe the option key was just a little "stuck"...

    Either way... you look to be all set. Congrats!

    Welcome the the forums!

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    What does holding the option key upon startup do?

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    It allows you to choose what drive you want to boot into...

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