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Hard disk drive failure A few weeks ago I found similar symptoms with a colleague's iMac: sometimes it behaved as if no drive was installed sometimes during normal use, the Mac stopped working (not a total freeze; the reported symptoms were as if there was an I/O issue) – this was less likely to occur if the Mac was cool in FireWire target disk mode, ...


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The problem is that the system goes into a fail-safe mode when the directory structure cannot be presumed to be safe for a new write. You did the correct triage step by booting into recovery mode and attempting to repair the volume with Disk Utility. At this point, you should back up any files you need. Test that your backup is complete and run Disk ...


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Core Storage If FileVault 2 is enabled for the OS X startup volume, then EfiLoginUI will present a graphic login dialogue before the start of OS X – seconds after the startup chime. If the startup key combination is timely, then startup should proceed to single user mode after a user's passphrase has been entered. Firmware Whilst I don't know the model ...



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