Strange GRUB 2 Graphic ?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all - Just booted up and noticed an odd graphic on the GRUB 2 menu page in Lubuntu - ordinarily, I just see the grub menu on the top left of a black screen - now however, in the middle of this screen there's a Blue ''OK'' icon with a circle around it, and by this is a Green 0 - 100 % progress bar icon that seems to be showing the progress of some rogue code loading ?? - it takes about 3 seconds to go from 0 - 100 % - (could it be rogue BIOS malware???) has anyopne else got this/seen this graphic on their Grub 2 menu page ? - thanks for any help/ideas what it could be. cheers. (Hardware)