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Mar 30, 2012

I started up my macbook pro, and instead of the Apple logo popping up while the computer loaded, a picture of a flashing globe had popped up. I ended up shutting the computer off and then turned it back on and it loaded up as normal. I was just curious if this was something i should be worried about..? i've only had my macbook for about 2 weeks, and it's my first time with a mac computer.

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The one I'm currently using had a problem and needed to have the hard drive replaced, which was done by a local Apple store.  They were also very kind to reload Lion once the drive was replaced.  I reconnected the machine to our domain here at work yesterday and have been experencing very long bootup's.  During the boot process I'm receiving a flashing grey Globe of the Earth, prior to seeing the Apple logo.  Once I see the Apple logo things seem to proceed normally and the machine completes the boot process.  Does anyone know what this grey Globe of the Earth means?  and what I may need to do to satisfy whatever is causing it.   

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