2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2010 8:03 AM by macjack
GeneMike Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Recently, I have noticed a folder with a question mark (?) briefly appearing as the first image when the machine is starting up. It is possible that it has always done this but I don't think so.

Any ideas?

PB G4 15", 2 G5 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Apple for 30 years and counting!
  • GeneMike Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I solved my own problem - the best way!

    The last time I used my external hard drive to backup and use Disk First Aid, I set the Startup Disk to the external. I never set it back so, when starting up, it was searching for the external HD and then defaulting to the internal HD. I reset the Startup Disk in System Preferences and, now, all is well. The folder with "?" does not appear.
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,650 points)
    Excellent, give yourself a star