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OS 10.4 - Boot-Up Question Mark Folder Impending Doom Question.


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When I boot up I get the question mark folder for a split second, then it goes into regular boot and everything is fine. So this isn't really causing any problems, but I'm wondering if there is some impending doom that I should be prepared for....

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When I boot up I get the question mark folder for a split second, then it goes into regular boot and everything is fine. So this isn't really causing any problems, but I'm wondering if there is some impending doom that I should be prepared for....
My guess is that you once had Boot Camp installed and you later removed it. If so, doing a PRAM reset should clear things up.

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Might not even need to do that.

System Preferences -> Startup Disk

Select your OS X folder, click the Lock and you should be all set

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This has happened to me once or twice in the past after I was messing about with the startup disk... I think once it found the OS it set that disk to startup automatically and I've not had it happen since. But it was a while ago, so I might have fixed it manually... I can't remember
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