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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What causes the pop-up “To view this web content, you need to install the Java Runtime Environment”

On OSX Yosemite an annoying pop-up comes up quite often saying: To view this web content, you need to install the Java Runtime Environment I know the solution is to install java; however I'm ...
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Does Time Machine improve startup time?

This may initially sound like a question, and I'm by no means a amateur user of the OSX Operating system(s). However, upon recently upgrading to Yosemite, my system has become SUPER slow to boot, ...
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Yosemite black screen with cursor after log in

Running the Macbook6,1 with Yosemite installed. I have my macbook set up so that when it powers on, it automatically logs into my account. When I boot up my macbook, it goes to the log in window and ...
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“Disk Utility stopped repairing Macintosh HD. Disk Utility can't repair this disk.” What now?

When I turned my computer on, it got stuck on a gray screen (nothing, no apple logo, but occasionally a spinning wheel, and I could move the mouse). I rebooted in recovery mode and got the various ...
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Sublime Text doesn't hide on startup

I added Sublime Text to my Login Items, so that it starts up automatically when I start up my Mac. However, even though I have the Hide box checked already, the app still does not hide on startup. Is ...
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How is it possible that my Macbook Pro with a failed logic board works just fine?

Some weeks ago, I went to a client's site to install a new router (Macs rock for IT work!) and when I opened my MacBook Pro (5,1) it didn't return from sleep; the screen stayed black and the indicator ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 startup chime from right speaker only

After installing a ssd into my Macbook pro mid 2012 (not retina), i noticed that the startup chime is coming only from the right speaker. (I am not sure if it was always like that or if its because of ...
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MacAIR failing to startup from disk

Running 10.9.most recent. As of this evening my Mac will not start up normally from the internal drive. The Apple logo appears and the spinning disc as well, but nothing happens thereafter. I have ...
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Flashing folder at start up, all recommended troubleshooting has failed

I really hope someone might be able to help with this cause I am getting frustrated beyond belief. I have a MacBook Pro with Mavericks OS X 10.9. About a week ago it crashed while I was printing, ...
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Yosemite keeps restarting or going into grey screen

I have an iMac from 2011 and I have installed Yosemite as soon as it was released, without any issues before this one. Here is what happened: it has suddenly shut itself off, after turning it on, it ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 won't start up after kernel panic

I got a kernel panic. When I restart the laptop the system gets stuck in the loading screen (Apple logo and loading gif) with the fans spinning as if there was no tomorrow. I tried booting in safe ...
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Macbook white A1181: Startup manager, just mouse pointer

I'm dealing with my friend's Macbook White A1181. Original hard drive died a few weeks ago so we installed a brand new Samsung 840 EVO (256GB). I've read several tutorials on how to reinstall OSX on ...
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How to make an application to be on top at startup instead of Finder in Yosemite?

On Yosemite I would like to have an application show up as the top running application (it takes over the screen and hides the menu bar). When you set up an application for startup in the user ...
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How do I disable or get rid of the startup sound my Mac makes?

Everytime I turn on my Macbook Pro it makes a start up noise. This is annoying since there is no volume or ability to turn it off. I just don't want the sound to play at all. How do I disable this ...
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OSX hangs on startup after large file search caused a crash (Mavericks 10.9.5)

Well, my computer won't startup. Gray screen on regular startups, black screen with no cursor on safe mode startup. It started after a everything froze while performing a massive file search in ...
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Put iMac G3 in Target Disk mode

Is it possible to put the iMac G3 in Target Disk mode, such that one could copy or image the HDD? This particular G3 does not have a FireWire port, only two USB 1.1 ports. It's the tray loading ...
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Yosemite freeze at boot - no safe boot + I/O error

Yesterday everything was fine but today my macbook freeze/stuck during the boot. I've done this: check + repair permission (nothing changed) check + repair disk (nothing changed) tried safemode ...
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
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Yosemite taking too long to show login screen

When I turn on my iMac ( 16 GB, Intel Processor 3.1 Ghz, Fusion drive year 2013) now it takes too long for the log in screen to appear. Before that I see a gray screen with a progress bar at the ...
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Booting from an external SSD

I have a late 2009 i7 iMac that spends most of its time reading and swapping files from the 2TB hard drive, even though it’s only 40% full. I want to buy an affordable (240GB/£160) Firewire external ...
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Is it possible to install an old version of Mac OS on a new Mac?

I know that Apple doesn't want me to run a version of Mac OS older than the one my Mac came with, but is there a way around this? For example: if I buy a new Retina MacBook Pro, is there a way to run ...
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Mac mini early 2014: Enter startup manager using a windows (wireless USB) keyboard

Cannot enter startup manager or perform any other startup action on my mac mini. I tried installing Windows 10 (Tech Preview) alongside Yosemite. The mac mini automatically starts into Windows, ...
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I have installed Windows 8 on my Mac. Now, when starting up and selecting Mac, it begins to start, then shuts down

I have had Windows 8 installed with bootcamp on my Mac. The disc was partitioned to allow both Mac and Windows to be used. When I now go to use MacOS, it begins to start up for a minute then shuts ...
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How to set specific startup routines?

Another simple question for those keeping track, but I was wondering how and where I could setup the startup routines for my mac. What I would really like is for email to open, messages and activity ...
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Problem with startup script rc.local in OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Running Bootcamp in VirtualBox)

Until OS X 10.9 I could also run bootcamp within Virtualbox (through a .vmdk file). In order to do this I needed to unmount the bootcamp partition after changing the permissions during the OS X ...
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Update required when turn on Mac (Yosemite)

I recently install Yosemite, I then found that every time I turn my computer off and turn it back on, it would ask for my password for an update (Update Required) it would then go through an update ...
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MacBook Pro Retina Hanging on White Boot Screen

My 15" MacBook Pro Retina has an issue that, on startup, the initial all-white screen shows in conjunction with the start-up chime and remains there for several seconds (up to 15-20 in extreme cases). ...
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'Macintosh HD' not bootable anymore after installing Yosemite on a second disk

So I installed a second HDD that I plan on eventually using as my main system disk and did a fresh install of Yosemite on it. The thing, is that I'd like to boot back into the original Macintosh HD so ...
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Mac black screen on startup

When I turn on my Mac, all I get is a black screen and the mouse cursor. The cursor is responsive, but the screen is black so I can't do anything.
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Booting an iMac using a Macbook Pro's internal disk

Suppose I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro. My Macbook Pro is my primary workstation, and when I switch to the iMac I would like my environment to be exactly the same in order to facilitate switching ...
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Macbook pro 15 Retina 256GB SSD 2012 model won't start after Yosemite upgrade

Similar problem: 2012 Macbook pro with retina 256GB SSD. Has 140GB space free. Upgrade completed successfully but reboot get stuck at around 40% under the apple logo. Left over night and still see the ...
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Why does Microsoft Office 2011 open automatically upon start up?

Why do Microsoft Office Word, Excel, et cetera open automatically upon login although I've disabled the 'Open at login' feature?
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MacBook Pro not responding to power button

My Mac wont start up even with full battery and charger plugged in... There is no sound, no screen or any disk movement. The same thing also happened a few weeks back and when I took it to the repair ...
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Freeze after “VM Swap Subsystem is ON”

My Macbook pro 15" (early 2012) froze and I had to force restart it. But it freezes in startup too. I noticed that it stops after "VM Swap Subsystem is ON" line in verbose mode. Is there any ...
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Macbook: Flashing Folder with Question Mark At Startup

So, I've been hearing a clicking sound coming from my macbook for about a week now. The last few days the system has just been locking itself up when I try to type anything. Now, at startup I see ...
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MacBookPro10,1 had problems booting, now some system images are pink and fuzzy

A friend just recently bought a MacBookPro10,1 (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) off of craigslist, it all checked out and worked fine until we erased the hard drive and reinstalled Mavericks ...
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Average start up time for Macbook Pro running Lion?

I have a new MacBook Pro 13 inch 2.4GHz and I am noticing that the start up timeis about 60 seconds from power on to launching Safari. Is this an average start up time?
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How to run a script on login whilst being hidden

I have an applescript (scpt) script that I would like to run on login of a user. I would like the script not be visible in the dock, menu bar, etc. (This would probably mean running it in the ...
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2012 iMac stuck at grey screen after reinstall, plus the inability to restore from backup prior to this. Please help!

Okay I'm just going to list out what has happened over the past 24 hours: Lost a bunch of files. Tried to restore from backup. After waiting for about an hour, it just randomly stopped at around ...
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Programs take a long time to load after startup

After turning on my computer, logging in, and waiting for the desktop to load, I try to start a program. It takes a really long time to load, no matter which program I try. After about a minute of the ...
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how to switch to verbose output

Using Debian linux, I can switch to verbose output during shutdown and startup by pressing F2. I already know how to startup in verbose mode using cmd + V but I would like to switch to verbose mode ...
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Slow startup after replaced SSD

Two weeks ago, my SSD had been broken due to the "Invalid node structure" error. I cannot fix it by using fdisk_hfs. Then I have to format and re-install, but got another error: "Install Failed: OS X ...
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Macbook hangs at startup

I've been having problems occasionally starting my Macbook Pro Retina. It just hangs on the gray screen with the activity indicator. When I launch in verbose mode it stops at this line. ...
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Finder doesn't starts on Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

It happens almost every time after startup. When I click on the Finder it tries to start it, the menubar starts, then the desktop icons disappear for a few seconds then they come back, but the finder ...
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Startup disk has no more space available for application memory?

I purchased a new Macbook Pro (8,3) last April, and have been using it heavily for xcode development, and little else. This morning a message popped up: "Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space ...
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Fix slow startup after utility disk repair on a SSD

I have a 250Gb Samsung SSD 840 series with Trim support enabled installed on a mid-2009 13" Macbook pro running Snow Leopard (10.6.8, 2.26GHz, 8Gb of RAM) and I experience extremely slow startup after ...
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Macbook won't boot

I have a Macbook pro 13" that won't boot up. I searched for solutions online and the issue seemed battery related to me. I opened the back panel of my Mac and took out the RAM and placed it back. ...
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OS X Mavericks startup Apple logo location

Where is the gray Apple logo shown on system startup stored in OS X Mavericks? I'd like to change that image. I know there's BootXChanger that works on older versions of OS X, but it doesn't work on ...
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Why Can't I Make a Macally G-S350SUAB2 Boot Family's iMac?

I can't seem to be able to get the Macally G-S350SUAB2 enclosure that my dad loaned me for development use to boot a copy of OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks which I installed using my dad's early- or late-2011 ...
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Stop Mavericks from relaunching applications

Mavericks keeps launching recent applications at startup although I always keep the checkbox that should control this feature unchecked. This is really annoying, because (a) startup takes much more ...