Usually referring to the startup process of a device or computer from an initial "cold" state rather than sleep or hibernation.

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How can I silence the startup chime on El Capitan?

It's insane that in 2016 we still have to do with this, but since upgrading to El Capitan, previous solutions don't seem to work for me anymore. This is what I've tried. silence.sh sudo nvram ...
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Powering off/crashing during startup MacBook Pro mid 2009

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 that crashes during startup after the chime and once in a blue moon gets as far as the login screen before crashing. Crashes during safe reboot or recovery reboot too ...
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merge empty above the startup disk with startup disk

trying to merge empty greyed space above my yosemite startup disk to make my entire 500 gb hard drive just one whole disk, instead of 250 gb grey above my 250 gb yosemite startup in disk utility?
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Permanently set Startup Disk to Windows without Boot Camp utility?

I have a 2011 Mac mini that I have completely removed OS X from and installed Windows 10 instead. Since Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 for this Mac, I did not use it. I just formatted the drive, ...
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MacBook Pro will not boot, begins to load then hangs with white screen [duplicate]

I am unable to get my MacBook Pro to boot. It turns on, and the Apple logo + loading bar appear however after a minute or so of loading it eventually changes to a white/grey screen and just hangs. ...
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How do I kill a daemon and not have it open up again if I can't find it in the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons?

So I think I downloaded a program from Avatron called Airconnect. I'm not sure, but their website was purple when I looked it up. Anyway, now everytime I check my activity monitor, com.avatron....
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iMac loading bar gets stuck halfway then reboots

OSX 10.11.5 iMac turns on fine but loading bar gets to just over 50% and then a horizontal bar across the screen shows, then the screen goes black then to white. It stays at white then iMac turns ...
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Holding Down Control at Startup Manager (Boot Disk Selection) Screen

I noticed that when I hold the control key at the screen where you select a boot disk (the screen obtained from holding down option at startup), the straight arrow below the selected boot disk turns ...
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MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime

I have an 11" MacBook Air 6,1 from mid 2013 that I found discarded and had restored but now seems dead again. I got the machine with a broken screen backlight and missing SSD. I took it to the Genius ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro shut down during start up

My MBP has OSX (El Capitan... I'm pretty sure) and Windows 10 on it. The OSX shuts down during start up. It will show the apple logo and then a load bar that reaches about half way before the system ...
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OS X: Why do some Login Items insist on displaying at startup, despite being set to “Hide”?

Under System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items, I have a number of applications that are set to launch on system startup. Some of these, despite being marked to "Hide" on startup, insist ...
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Blinking “forbidden” and “question mark folder” symbol. SATA cable is the problem?

A couple days ago my macbook pro mid 2012 was running perfectly, with a SSD drive that I,ve installed about a hear ago (I also updated my ram up to 8 gb). The day after that I turned on my computer ...
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My Mac would turn on but it would get stuck on the white screen upon startup after chime

My Mac would turn on but it would get stuck on the white screen upon startup after chime. I have OS X 10.7.5 Tried many things unsuccessfully like: Command-R Boot to OS X Recovery Mode =>...
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El Capitan startup screens

After installing El Capitan (Currently on 10.11.3), the screen starts with a login prompt, which then displays a progress bar. At about 30%, the screen goes gray, then a faster progress bar completes ...
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MacBook Air won't power on, except I remove the battery and plug it back in (SMC reset?) - sleep works

I have a bizarre problem with my 2012 MacBook Air 13": At some point, a couple of weeks ago, it suddenly stopped turning on. The battery would charge, but pressing the power-button just wouldn't have ...
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How can I make an application open at startup, without automatically opening a window?

Many of the applications that I use, such as Spotify, don't require a window to be open to function. I want these applications to be available at startup, but if I chose the corresponding options, the ...
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“Your startup disk is almost full.” message appears but the available space is ~60G

I have enough available space as shown in the attached image but the message "Your startup disk is almost full." appears when I save files. Also my MacBook Air is slow and buffering when I print a ...
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Stuck in 10.6.8 to 10.11 upgrade installation, no recovery disk available

In attempting to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to El Capitan I've run into a bit of stalemate. The installation is unable to complete(indeed, it seems to barely commence) due to issues "verifying or ...
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Can't find login items in users and groups

So I've read all the posts on here and looked in every recommended folder for my start up programs and can't find a single one, I'm definitely the administrator on my laptop so I don't know what to do ...
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My Photos.app starts on system startup

Apple's new Photos.app starts on every system startup although there is no configuration settings for system startup. Here is my checklist: Users & Groups > Login Items (There is no config for ...
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How do I use non-“legacy” launchctl commands to load and unload plists?

I have some plist files in ~/Library/LaunchAgents. I have been happily using launchctl load -w and launchctl unload -w to turn these on and off for years. However, I notice that now load and unload ...
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Gray screen of death when booting

I know this has been brought up many times before here, and I know there has been many answers and suggestions to this problem, but so far nothing seems to be helping me in my situation, so I thought ...
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Cannot access Boot Camp partition after OS X reinstall

I've already used Boot Camp to install Windows on my computer. A while back I had to erase my hard drive and reinstall Mavericks. Once I did that my Windows portion still exist as a volume, but when I ...
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Boot Camp issue

My Windows system is a folder in the Startup Disk PrefPane, but shows an hard drive icon on my desktop. How do I turn it into a hard drive icon in the start up disk? I've tried everything but haven't ...
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Change startup bong on macbook pro

Is there any way I can change the startup bong on my Early 2011 MBP 8,2 to something custom? Like, The Final Countdown?
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Startup disk space mysteriously being consumed

Lately, my Mac OS X Yosemite has been having this weird issue where my startup disk keeps getting consumed by an unknown source. Every time I restart my computer, the disk space would come back (let'...
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Start up normally after low battery hibernate (instead of reloading application state)

Sometimes when I start up my macbook pro after it hibernates due to low battery, I want it to just start up normally and forget the previous state that was written to disk. The only way I've figured ...
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Cannot change startup disk - Yosemite

I've got a clean install of Yosemite on a brand new hard drive. All good, up and running (got to boot to it manually). As the title says, I can't get the system to boot from this hard drive. Error ...
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com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent still trying to be loaded

I have removed Dashlane using the documented procedure, yet launchd is still trying to load com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent. I have tried issuing sudo launchctl remove com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent with no ...
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Yosemite Single User Mode

Does "Single User Mode" still work, post v10.10.x ? I tried the following instructions, without success: OS X Yosemite: Start up in single-user mode To troubleshoot your computer’s startup ...
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My Macbook Pro (2011) won't boot into single user mode

I saw Possible reasons (other than Open Firmware Password Protection) for not being able to boot into single user mode?, but it didn't help any, since I'm using the laptop's keyboard. Yes, my Mac can ...
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MacBook air is messed up, can't erase the hard drive from recovery

Something happened when installing El Capitan and now I have only one partition in my hard drive with only 30 gigs of space when it's supposed to be 128. I can't seem to erase anything. Any advice?
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How to disable Lantern from startup?

I installed Lantern a while back and I cannot find option to turn it off from startup and it is not in my Login Items list in my Users & Groups. I like to know how to disable lantern from startup. ...
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Under what circumstances would the startup chime enable itself?

After doing some reformatting/reinstalling a couple a weeks ago, the startup chime on my Macbook has never gone off when I turn it on for the past few weeks. However, when I tuned on my Macbook Pro ...
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My iMac says that my startup disk is full but I barely have anything on my Mac

My iMac says that my startup disk is full but I barely have anything on my mac. I deleted everything I don't need but when I check my storage it says 61.63GB is filled with "other". When scanned my ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2012 Model A1278 Flashing questionmark file

My Mac started off by giving me the spinning ball of death for an unreasonable amount of time so I caused a force shut down (I know, unwise) and tried to restart it. Came up with the file error. I ...
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El Capitan - Macbook won't shut down without force quit and sometimes starts to blank screen

• My mid-2015 Macbook Pro Running 10.11.1 frequently will not shut down without holding the power button. • It also sometimes starts up to a blank screen (with no apps or desktop items showing). • ...
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How to do a clean OS X 10.11 reinstall when shift key stuck

My left shift key is stuck down (wiring-wise, not just mechanically stuck) - fine, I changed my password to be all caps and once I'm logged in I use Karabiner and Seil to disable the key, and because ...
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Why am I not able to run my startup script upon login?

I’m using OS X Yosemite. I’m trying to run an sh script upon login, but I’m having problems. I created the following file in my /Library/LaunchAgents directory … -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 604 Oct ...
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Startup Disk Full: Core File

The storage on my start up disk is being consumed by some kind of core files labeled as cores:1234 (numerical digits change). I downloaded OmniSweeper, which helped me locate these files and aware ...
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How to turn MacBook Air 2015 on if the power button is broken and I don't have tools to remove battery?

The power button on my macbook air 2015 is not functional and I don't have the correct screwdriver to open the back up and take out the battery. Is it possible to turn the laptop on without having to ...
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Set a startup screen language different to the original one

When I bought my MBA I set the system language to "Spanish". My problem is that I need the english keyboard configuration in the startup screen to log in, and I don't want to be changing the keyboard ...
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How can I switch back my start up volume from an external to the internal drive?

By mistake my external drive has become the start up volume. How can I revert this?
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iMac startup manager not displaying

I have an iMac 27" from late 2009 and I'm trying to fix it but everything I've tried thus far doesn't help. I don't have an Apple keyboard but a normal keyboard should work as well. When turning the ...
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Where to find app which opens on startup, but it's not in Users & Groups?

I've this annoying application popping up on startup (called ZipCloud) which seems to be installed without my knowledge (along with other app) and I wanted to get rid of it. I understand I can ...
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Macbook turns off after booting

My Macbook was running fine today, but then powered off while I was away from it. After this, I can't get it to stay on. It turns on and then stays on for 2-3 minutes, before powering down again. It'...
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Can I move Mobile Sync folder to another HD

Can I move my MobileSync folder to another HD on my iMac to free up space on my startup HD?
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from starting up automatically

So I am currently running: OS X 10.10.5 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.1.04011 I boot up my laptop and AnyConnect is running. I go into Preferences...Users & Groups and remove /...
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MacBook Pro 2012 HD locks on boot

Today my laptop has started to lock the HD. When booted it either stays black with the fans going nuts or it loads up a dialog to reset pw. In this window I can choose startup disk from the top left ...