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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iPhone 4 restarts every 3 min

My iPhone 4 restarts itself exactly every 3 min, whether I use it or not (screen off). More precisely, it's respringing its springboard; I don't need to unlock my SIM card after each respring. Seems ...
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Startup Screen Flashes Pink

During boot, I see the gray screen with the Apple logo, then the entire screen flashes pink for a couple seconds before boot continues normally. Is this a problem/symptom of something? MacBook Pro ...
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Is loading your desktop before login safe?

I came across an article explaining how to load your desktop before you login. Does anyone know if this works in Lion? Is there any reason I should avoid attempting it? Load your desktop before ...
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MacBook Hangs on Boot at seemingly different stages each time

Our Macbook hangs on startup and doesn't boot into the desktop environment. The most notable problem is that the Macbook doesn't make the usual startup sound when we boot up. It doesn't make any ...
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After using a virus scanner to clean my Mac, it will no longer start

I had been getting a lot of pop-ups and browser ads on my Mac and I suspected it might be due to a virus so I installed Avast. After running a virus scan, Avast found 10 viruses and 18 warnings, which ...
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How to force Startup Manager menu to appear at every boot?

Is there any way to force the Startup Manager menu to appear on every boot? Rather than me having to remember to hold down Alt if I want a different OS.
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Java class file could not be launched on startup

I'm not sure what happened but now when I boot up my Mac I get this message that pops up every time: "The Java class file "myClass.class" could not be launched. Check the Console for possible error ...
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Late 2011 iMac wont boot after Mavericks install

I am not very tech savvy so please answer in lamans terms. I recently updated my iMac to Mavericks via App Store. Few days later I was using iTunes and system kept playing up. Following day I ...
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Loading gif and progress bar on start up

After doing a pram and a smc reset my late 2011 mac book pro 10.8 shows the apple logo on a grey screen with a loading gif and a progress bar which once finished the mac just turns off. I have got ...
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Suppress load screen when using rEFIt?

I have rEFIt installed. Is there any way to choose a default OS to launch which would in turn suppress the load screen from showing up when you start up the computer? I'm looking for a way to make ...
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Location of “start at login” items?

I have quite a few apps (Glui, Wunderlist, Cobook) that startup at login (which I do not want them to). I do not have them among the user's login items and when I created a new test user, these apps ...
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Verbose mode startup

I've been having sporadic issues where my Macbook Pro Retina hangs at startup. I started up in verbose mode and it always hangs at this message. AppleUSBMultitouchDriver::checkStatus - received ...
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MBP mid-2012 with SSD, does not hibernate

Specs: 15" MBP mid-2012. Upgraded to Gskill 16GB RAM. Mountain Lion 10.8.2 installed in 128GB Plextor M5 Pro SSD in the optibay. Problem: My MBP doesn't hibernate anymore. Whether when battery runs ...
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How to control order of startup items for users at login?

I have seen a few applications with mixed reviews that will allow a user to change the order of startup items. I would simply prefer the "bare metal" method and stick to using the shell or the Open ...
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What does it mean when Repair Disk takes just a few seconds to complete?

I have the flashing finder icon problem. When I boot from DVD, I cannot choose the disk as Startup Disk. However, it appears in Disk Utility. When I run Repair Disk I can see the disk, and that it has ...
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How to recover iPod touch 2G stuck on green screen and Apple logo?

I have an iPod Touch 2G, I have been trying to switch it on for a few days but it won't. When I plug it in my laptop a green screen appears then it is stuck on the apple logo. I tried to start it in ...
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Unable to start after having applied all known recovery steps

Traditional recovery steps After a forced startup due to a wifi connection issue, the startup stayed stuck with a grey screen, Apple logo and turning spinning indicator. Then I tried all the ...
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Won't turn on after dead battery

I have mountain lion on MacBook pro mid 2012. So if my battery dies, because I left noSleep on or just because of being sat untouched for a week off of 2%, when I turn my computer on, Instead of the ...
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Notification area icons are sometimes invisible in Windows 7 (Boot Camp)

For some reason, sometimes my notification area icons are invisible in Windows 7 64-bit (Boot Camp, on an iMac mid-2010), as seen in this screenshot. Clicking on an invisible item does nothing. ...
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Using startup commands when the default startup disc is not OSX

I have to use a startup command (ie command - S for single user mode) when restarting my computer, but this is proving to be impossible, as the startup disc is windows by default on my computer - ...
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MySQL does not start on startup

In the System Preferences panel, I have the MySQL there. I chose it to start up every time my Mac starts up, however this doesn't work, I have restarted MySQL many times, but it will not start up ...
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Unable to start computer after using sudo crontab -e

I've set it so that my Mac will forcefully shutdown at 12:00 everyday. But I try to turn it back on, it shuts down again right after.
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Is it possible to reset FileVault password in recovery mode?

I have problems with my startup volume, and it's encrypted with FileVault. I don't remember the pasword, but have the recovery key. Is it possible to reset the password?
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Locked Hard Drive

For some reason a recent reboot resulted in a startup screen with a circle with a slash icon instead of the regular Apple icon. What I tried: Using internet Recovery I used disk utility to fix ...
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How can I disable MySQL from starting at boot?

I have a mid 2013 MBA running OSX 10.9. The process that starts on every start up is mysqld. I believe it was from an old version of MySQL I had installed (via AMPPS). I then installed MAMP Pro and I ...
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Persisten change of device ownership

I've got several partitions on my HDD, one of which I intend to use as a shared home partition between a native Linux installation (yet to come) and a one in a VirtualBox which I recently installed. I ...
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OS X 10.9 blue screen on startup

I installed the last version of VMware Fusion on my MBP 15″ 2011 and had 2 kernel panics. It restarted well and did it again a few hours later. Now it won't boot. I tried to repair disk via SU mode ...
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20Gb of sleepimage OSX Mavericks

I realized that I'm always I receive a message informing that my startup disk is almost full. So I used the "Disk Inventory" App to know what was happening. My sleepimage was bigger than 20Gb, I read ...
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How do I prevent Calendar from starting up when I log in to Mavericks?

Calendar starts up every time I boot up Mavericks. I cannot find a related option in its Preferences or in the Users and Groups login items page. How do I prevent Calendar from starting up when I log ...
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Disable Services in OSX (services.msc)

Is there a Services.msc or ntsysv utility for OSX? I just want to harden my OSX by disabling any unwanted service and it's ports.
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iMac Startup I/O Error Despite Successful Disk Repair

My Early 2008 iMac with OSX 10.8.5 no longer boots beyond grey screen with spinning gear. Verbose mode shows a load of I/O errors. Disk Verify/Repair run via recovery partition completes successfully, ...
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How do I silently start up my MacBook Air?

When I start up my MacBook Air, it makes a loud startup sound unless I muted the computer prior to shutting down last time. However, I cannot guarantee that I had muted the computer last time before ...
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Prevent mounted volumes/folders from clogging the desktop on log in [duplicate]

I have a lot of volumes (folders) mounted from remote machines, about 10 of them, which I set to be mounted automatically when I'm logging in by adding them to the Login Items list in Users & ...
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How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script

Previously in 10.6.8, I was able to start Google using open /Applications/Chrome.app --args --kiosk http://www.google.com Now, on newer systems, that does not work anymore correctly. The only way to ...
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Managing and removing startup processes on OSX Lion

My Startup Items for my username (i am admin) shows only dropbox - yet a look at my processes (in activity monitor) shows other helper processes from Adobe, Lexmark, etc, etc. Where can I see and ...
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No responsive MacBook air

Tried starting in the morning after power drained, plugged in, everything came back for a few seconds then the screen went black. Can't restart. If I hold powe button down 10 sec machine emits an ...
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How can I run/stop/relaunch an application automatically, at boot/login/some other time?

How do you make a script or app to run or stop running automatically when the system is booted, a user logs on, at a specific time, when a disk is attached, etc.?
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Adding options to application, upon startup?

I'd like to change how my Chrome starts up (specifically, i would like to add some options --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install How can i do it please?
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Macbook crashes at startup after process bar appears

Today the Macbook pro I purchased in December got quite slow, and so I decided to reboot it. I restarted it normally through the system, but it had not started up when I checked few minutes later. ...
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Why is the audio volume level at 0 every time I start my Mac?

I don't know if this is a bug or a feature in Mac OS X 10.7. Every time I (re)start my Mac the volume of my audio device is set to zero and doesn't remember the last level I set. I think this started ...
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Plugged faulty USB into Mac Air, won't turn on

I have an external DVD drive with an AC power input. I plugged it into a power source and then into my Mac Air (the generation released a year ago). The computer shut down immediately. When I ...
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Setup a password. But now when entering the password it says wrong password

I just bought a MacBook Air 11 inch, mid 2013 edition. When I started my MBA to go through the initial setup assistant, the voice over feature was on. So I learned how to go through with that but I ...
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Disabling startup items that run despite being unchecked on the “login items” list

I have a number of (background) programs that startup automatically on login even though they have been disabled (unchecked) on the Login Items pane of the Users & Groups System Preferences. ...
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/StartupItem/ Error, How to resolved the issue?

I'm using Macbook Pro late 2011 and I'm getting this error in my startup. I've already performed Repair Disk Permission in my Utilities; I've also upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion (10.8.3) but ...
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Renaming the startup disks shown during boot

I'm dual booting OS X (Lion) and Arch Linux, and when I hold down "option" during the boot process, I am presented with both of my startup disk options (i.e., OS X and Linux); however, they are named ...
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MacPro4,1 USB Boot?

Just bumped into an odd problem with my MacPro4,1 (2009/Nehalem) wherein I cannot boot from USB bootable disks. My various disks are recognized from System Preferences -> Startup Disk, however they ...
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How to enable ssh proxy every time I resume desktop

I start ssh proxy by a command similar to the following when I login to the desktop. ssh -N awsproxy.vpc Also, I need to type this every single time I resume my desktop from sleep mode. Can you ...
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How to auto run a simple python program when the terminal opens

Say I have a python program called foo.py that prints a line of text. How can I auto run that program when I boot up the terminal? I know you can, but I can't find the documentation. Also no third ...
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The folder Library/StartUpItems is empty

Under System Preferences / Users & Groups / Login Items I can see all of the items that I've selected to launch at startup, but the folder, Library/StartUpItems is empty. Where can I see these ...
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17" Powerbook G4 must sit for hours to boot

OS 10.4.11 1440x900 Resolution 1.67 GHz Power PC Processor 2x512 MB sticks of RAM = 1 GB total RAM I have tried several troubleshooting methods including different startup key combinations to reset ...