2831 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2011 11:33 PM by Zivan
I occasionally get this if one of my External HD's is left on or if I have left a device +(iPod, iPhone, FlashDrive, Camera etc.)+ connected during restart and startup.
1. Repair your Startup Disk with your Install DVD > http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3810
2. Go to: System Preferences > Startup Disk > select the Mac OS X on Macintosh HD > Lock the Lock.
Then if your still having the problem:
1. Eject and turn off any External Hard Drives
2. Eject and disconnect flash memory devices prior to shutting down and reconnect them after startup.
Another consideration if you must keep devices connected for whatever reason, is to sleep the iMac instead of starting up every morning.
I have the same problem and had it fixed by apple a while ago and today it happened again, it was a hdd problem last time and they replaced and everything has been sweet until now, iv'e tried the everything (no hdd is there). tried unplugging, disk startup to repair, reset pram. nada. So frustrated cause i am out of warranty. Any suggestions.