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692 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2006 4:29 PM by capnhack
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2006 3:12 PM (in response to stoneskipper)Launch System Preferences, then select the Startup Disk preference pane. Make sure that your boot volume is selected. then try restarting. If that corrects the problem in subsequent re-boots, then somehow the startup disk got reset to a different drive.. Maybe you were installing bootcamp (which will set the Startup drive to the bootcamp partition) or you have or had other startup volumes at one time.
Give that a shot, can't hurt.
Tom N.Lots of Macs, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2006 2:19 PM (in response to stoneskipper)I'm having the same problem, sometimes takes 2-3 forced restarts to get it to boot after it's been turned off. I have boot camp installed. It didn't start doing it until after the latest firmware update. I haven't tried hitting the reset button on the motherboard that controls power managment, that fixed an earlier problem I had when it wasn't waking from sleep before the latest firmware update.
If anyone has found a fix, please post it.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2006 2:21 PM (in response to stoneskipper)Make sure that a startup OS is selected in the Startup Disk System Preference. The folder and question mark at startup is usually a sign that an OS is not specifically chosen (termed "blessed") for default booting. Reselecting it Startup Disk usually fixes this.Mac Pro 2.66GHz 2GB/5x300GB (see bio)/ATi X1900 XT/AE/BT ; Dell 2405FPW, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Mac mini Core Duo 1.66GHz 2GB/80GB/SD ; PowerBook G4 1.25GHz 1GB/80GB/SD
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2006 4:29 PM (in response to stoneskipper)startup disk settings are, i believe, still stored in pram, so zapping that will help if reselecting a disk in the startup disk prefpane doesnt work. to zap the pram you should boot up the computer with command-option-p-r held down (all at once) and keep those keys held down until youve heard the boot tone twice. the second tone should be louder, and ive had to hold the keys down til i hear the tone three times on my mac pro, although 2 should be enough.Mac Pro 3ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 5gb Ram, 1tb drivespace, x1900