Questions about booting, the process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation.

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MacBook Pro (late 2013) w/ Yosemite & FileVault won't boot: LCD light only, no other activity

After lid-sleeping my machine with ~10% battery left, a few hours later, attached to AC power, it would not wake from lid-open, keypress, or short power-button-press. After doing a ...
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Macbook pro stuck on boot - “AppleUSBHostPort::interruptOccurred: overcurrent detected”

I am trying to reinstall OSX on a MacBook Pro Mid-2009 but it hangs on startup. I have used several disks but now when running in verbose mode see that it hangs at ...
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Yosemite on rMBP 15" refuses to boot, fans running high

Everything was great. I hung out in OSX, did some work, then rebooted into Windows (Bootcamp) to play a game. After rebooting back to OSX, i notice that the system is stuck on boot. The apple logo ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 keeps booting the OS X Utilities and won't accept our Apple ID

Before the issue became my headache, one of our relatives created a partition on my MBP to keep their files. Yesterday they deleted their partition and there might be important files that was delete ...
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How can I clear the kernel extension caches while using FileVault 2?

I have the same problem as this user, Air + Lion : plug in USB, keyboard/pad stop working , where the built-in keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stop working (and drop out of the USB devices ...
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How to edit Yosemite Bootloader, startup manager?

I have been searching and trying to correct my mid 2011 MacBook Air screen when you startup by holding the option key. My Bootcamp no longer shows but the created USB Windows 10 install stick does ...
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Winclone 5 partition is not bootable

I have been trying to transfer my windows copy from my old drive to my newer drive. I used WinClone5 to do this, but when I booted it up, it just said this: ðR(a smiley face)NTFS And a blinking ...
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Cloning Macbook Pro HD to external HD and still using it

I am still on Mavericks and want to upgrade OS X, but since I use a lot of audio apps, plugins etc that would break - I am looking for a way to clone my entire Macbook Pro 1TB SSD as it is right now ...
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Snow Leopard meets El Capitan: disaster?

My Machine: MacPro4,1, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3,32 GHz, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video PCI, Sonnet USB3 PCI card I've been trying to install Snow Leopard in one of my empty internal drives ...
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Mac book Air Does not start without charger connected

When I close the lid of my macbook then it does not boot on opening the lid again. The battery is 100% charged, It boots only when I connect the charger and takes 3-4 minutes charge before it starts ...
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MacBook not turning on (fan loop)

I'm in a very frustrating situation of having my MacBook Pro 15' Retina (A1398) stuck in a boot loop. Well, not exactly boot loop: when I connect my MagSafe charger, it goes in a constant cycle of ...
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2011 MacBook Pro won't turn on

Although the problem is quite common, after googling for several hours I didn't find an appropriate solution for my particular case. I got a 2011 MacBook pro with the latest OS (El Capitan) and it ...
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How to recover my harddrive if I can't see it in the disk utility

I have a 2007 aluminium iMac which I upgraded months ago to Mavericks. Today it locked up and I held the power button to shut it down and cannot get it to start again. I get the flashing folder ? icon ...
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Create bootable USB disk with Bootcamp 6

I have OS X El Capitan with Bootcamp 6 in an Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro. I want to create a bootable USB disk with Windows 10 to install it and then completely remove OS X. I have read different ...
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Boot from usb take forever

Recently I made the stupid mistake of erasing MacBook Pro (2012) HDD without immediately installing OS X. And now it can't even boot or get to recovery utilities. So I decided to make a bootable OS X ...
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Mac wont boot and fan runs high

My Mid 2013 macbook pro recently will no longer boot. I was using it normally (no excessive use) and then all of a sudden it just went black and shut off immediately. I can no longer boot it (I got it ...
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MacBook Pro keeps returning to login screen

I can login to safe boot without issue. I created a new admin account through safe boot, but upon first full login into this new account, the same behaviour as in the title showed up instantly. I ...
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Boot screen has wrong display resolution

I recently used my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) with a projector using a mini display port to VGA adapter. The resolution of the screen was modified from the use of the projector from 1680x1050 to ...
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Disable boot volume

I would like to know how to stop a volume from being bootable. I've recently installed an SSD into an iMac by replacing the DVD drive with an SSD. The original hard drive is still in the iMac and is ...
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iMac stuck at white screen - graphics issue?

I have a mid-2007 iMac that can't boot into OS X Lion unless it's in safe mode. When I turn it on, the Apple logo appears, then the loading spinner, then a white screen with no cursor. What makes me ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 with OS X Lion

I have a 13' MacBook (2007, hw.model: 2,1) running OS X Lion (10.7). I wish to dual-boot Linux Mint 17.1 alongside OS X. I created a Partition for Linux, and have also installed rEFIt (0.14). I have ...
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How do I get into boot options with a non-mac keyboard?

I boot my mac mini, hold down alt on my non-mac keyboard, but it does not go to boot options. How do I get to boot options with a non-mac keyboard then?
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Boot from USB in macbook pro mid 2012

I have removed everything from my macbook pro. Now, how can choose USB as a startup disk? I tried using option "SHIFT" keys also cmd+R. Nothing is working. How can I solve it? I am using Mid 2012 ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot

I have a Macbook Pro 8.2, Intel i7, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB HDD. While working with some apps open in background, the screen suddenly went blank and music looped. In panic I pushed the power button to ...
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No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

When I boot my Macbook Pro 13" Retina (running newest Mavericks), it is showing me this error: However! If I boot holding the ⌥ alt-key, it shows Mavericks as option. When I press ⌤ enter-key to ...
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Mac USB Linux boot disk

I have a 13" MacBook Pro early 2011 model. It will not boot from any Linux USB boot disks I have created. I know these disks are working on later models as I have tried with 2012 Retina 15" booting ...
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Is the boot menu (ALT on boot) black now?

I have a new MacBook Pro (mid 2015). When I boot, I saw that now the apple is white on a black background. Okay maybe Apple has updated this design. However, I find very odd the boot menu (the one ...
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Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp

Don't hate on me too much for this one... I put Win8 on my Mac Mini using Bootcamp, and all was well. I switched back and forth a couple times between the two with no problems. The problem started ...
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MacBook Pro: panic cpu caller kernel trap

I am using MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite installed. Lately my system is crashing and not booting up. While system was crashing, the screen was flickering and then it got shut down. I tried to ...
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How do I install Linux on an Intel iMac with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Linux on an Intel iMac (Core Duo). What I have: An empty PC (17" Intel iMac) with broken CD drive. It's model A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Windows Vista partition. a ...
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My MacBook Pro, gets stuck at boot screen and the graphics look weird

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro i7 and I have upgraded the memory to 8 GB and the HD to an SSD 500GB. The other day I had it running for 3 days non-stop and when I tried to use it it was frozen. I reset it ...
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iMac 2008 Core 2 Duo does not list my bootable USB stick in the boot menu?

Hi i am trying to install OS X El Capitan on iMac 2008 model Core 2 Duo processor, and 4GB Ram. The way i followed is i created a USB bootable stick and insert to mac machine and restarted the ...
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Diagnosing why a mac needs safe mode to boot

"Fresh" install of snow leopard 10.6 needs safe mode to boot. It's a 2006 24" iMac and I can't upgrade the software to lion since it's not availiable on app store (I don't really want to shell out any ...
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10.11 Prohibitory Symbol after Reimage or Kernel Panic on NetBoot

I apologize if this is convoluted. I've tried so many different ways of getting this to work that I'm getting them all mixed up. With the launch of Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan, we've encountered some ...
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Modify SATA link speed down (Mac won’t boot)

I have a MacBook Pro (Early 2011, MacBookPro8,2) which I cannot reboot, otherwise I have to reinstall Mavericks every time. Sleep mode works, luckily, but sometimes I need to reboot. In April my HDD ...
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Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, or Ubuntu 14LTS - Create a BOOTABLE USB - 2006 MacPro 1,1

My box is a 2006 MacPro 1,1 - notable for it's 32b efi mixed with 64b Xeon processors. I can boot into all the OS's listed above. I have tried every method I can find to create a Bootable USB key. ...
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I deleted my OSX partition, and have no patitions formatted to bootcamp, so I can only access BIOS

I recently created a windows 7 partition on my mid-2009 mac-book pro. It then corrupted, so I was forced to delete the partition and attempt to reinstall windows 7, but in the process I also deleted ...
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My MacBook Pro makes 3 successive tones, a 5 second pause (repeating)

My MacBook Pro makes 3 successive tones, a 5 second pause (repeating). According to Apple, this indicates RAM does not pass a data integrity check. So how can I fix it?
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Bootcamp no longer able to boot to OS X

I have a Macbook Pro 2014 with a Boot Camp partition for Windows 10. I decided to create a partition for data. I created and re-sized the partition in Disk Utility (OS X) but formatted it using a ...
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Fans in overdrive but fails to boot

I have an Apple Xserve Intel Xserve3,1 with dual quad core cpu and 48gb ram. Today the system fans started going into hyperdrive (i.e. very fast and very high pitched) and was unresponsive to ...
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Lost a Fusion drive boot disk

i can see my Fusion Drive disks (ssd+hdd) in Terminal: But i lost it in the boot and cant boot MAC OS. (please see album with photos on http://imgur.com/a/N5zY2 ) I cant repair my system, when i ...
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El Capitan frozen boot process

Just thinking: I have been reading a "lot" of users who's system just did not starts once it has been turned off or after a restar command. Some things in common: Virtual machines, Boot camp, multiple ...
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Trying to run Windows from USB on Mac, says “No bootable device found”

I am trying to run Windows 10 on my Macbook Air. I originally wanted to upgrade my SSD so that I would have enough space for a windows partition. Unfortunately, I can't do that with my model (I have a ...
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Boot iMac from Macbook

The new MacBooks are the best But their processors are pretty anemic. Not a big deal when I'm out and about, but not great for serious work. What I'd like to do: Get an iMac with decent specs, ...
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Debug why USB drive is ignored as a bootable device?

I created a USB drive with 'El Capitan' on it, as described here, which uses mostly these directions, "option 2: Use Disk Utility." I now have a USB key with "Mac OS Extended" format and 7.8G of ...
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2007 iMac Blured Screen of Death

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 on a 2007 iMac (Intel based) I have tried to boot into the recovery HD, but it just continues with the boot as if I have never pressed cmd-r. When it does finally boot; it ...
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Cannot mount bootable Windows 10 drive

I am trying to make a bootable USB with the dd command since Boot Camp does not work. If I execute this command: sudo dd if=Win10.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m I get a disk formatted as Universal Disk ...
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Can't get Windows to boot after editing partitions

When I attempt to boot Windows I get the error 0xc000000e. This happened after I made a partition in Windows and then deleted it in Mac OS. Here's my current set up. Is it possible to repair it using ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't work on FileVault 2 machine until after login

On a machine with FileVault 2 enabled, my Apple Magic Mouse does not work until after I log in. After login, the mouse works and I can tell from IORegistryExplorer that /System ...
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How to use Testdisk under OS X recovery mode?

I accidentally broke the GUID, I suppose, when I was trying to solve the incorrect EFI partition problem. What I have now is: Disk1 is a 4 GB thumb drive with a recovery partition (disk1s2) I ...