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iMac 2008 24" 3.06 ONLY starts in Windows SafeMode

In Mavericks I get a reboot immediately on the grey screen after Verbose. Same in Safe mode with shift key down. Will start to Target screen. (but don't have a compatible computer to connect to) Will ...
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Mac Pro just turns off instead of entering safe mode

I'm trying to deal with an old Mac Pro (I'm not sure how old) which will not boot - it shows the grey screen with the Apple logo, and the progress bar rushes up to 50%, then slowly creeps up to 100%, ...
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Can I run my Mac in safe mode but with better graphics bootstrapped?

I have an issue with OS but it seems to work stably in safe mode but the graphics are unbearable. For example the graphics flicker a lot when I use GitHub desktop app in safe mode. Can I run in safe ...
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Boot to Single User Mode with Startup Manager

I need enter safe mode on my Mac after selecting select macOS with Startup Manager (option while booting). Pressing ⌘ + S has no effect. The Mac currently uses Bootcamp for dual boot into Windows or ...
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Recovery Mode not Normal

I am working on my macbook pro (2012). I let a colleague borrow it for some work, and they did some weird things with it, but it looked ok when I shut it down yesterday. When I tried to boot it up ...
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Black screen with cursor & black touchbar

I have rebooted by MacBook Pro 2018 (with macOS Mojave installed). Everything went well: I was prompted for my account password and then the system started loading. Here start the bad things: control ...
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Opening CC crashes springboard; any way to fix?

My phone's jailbroken; there is no denying it. It is generally pretty reliable, with only a couple of previous springboard crashes caused by the Control Center. But now, every time I open my spring ...
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If possible how do I single out a app from starting in Safe Mode

If possible how do I single out a app from starting in Safe Mode. I want to use Safe Mode with out Photos involved for example. Is that possible?
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No audio in Safe Mode

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Mojave. I have been using Safe Mode to see if I can find out information about my trackpad. Then I quickly realized that I do not have any audio. In System ...
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Restarting in safe mode without using the shift key under Mojave

I'm trying to restart my MBP (now running Mojave) in safe mode, and for whatever reason holding down shift isn't doing the trick (this complaint is scattered across the internet). Apple offers this ...
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Another black screen + cursor problem

My macbook 13inch late 2013 on highsierra gives me the blackscreen+cursor after I login. After I googled it, I found a fix involving the single user mode, but when I do press command+S it shows the ...
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How can I enter safe mode with the built in keyboard broken?

Recently I noticed that my mac’s storage is almost full. It showed that “System” took up more than 200 GB. I thought that was ridiculous and googled for a bit. I found that one solution is to boot my ...
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Not able to select a disk to reinstall OS in safe mode

I have iMac A1418 with High Sierra on it. I had to erase entire Macintosh HD disk hoping to reinstall OS on a ‘clean’ drive. Unfortunately I’m not able to accomplish this as when I select “Reinstall ...
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iMac (mid 2011, OS X 10.12) gets stuck on white screen on boot, all DIY options exhausted?

iMac (mid 2011, running OS X 10.12) gets stuck on white screen (after playing the chime sound and displaying the Apple logo and progress bar) when I try to boot normally boot in safe mode (holding ...
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MBP, El Capitan - Keyboard not working, but I can get to safe mode?

My keyboard is currently not working (literally nothing appears on a password screen when I start typing, both in safe mode and in normal mode). I am currently typing this on an external keyboard. I ...
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Mac running slow and some applications don't open in standard mode, but in safe mode it works well

I have an issue on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2010, macOS Sierra). Some applications won't open, or don't work as expected, and generally I see the spinning pinwheel and macOS is really slow. Also,...
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Unable to enter safe mode. Gets stuck at progress bar (100%) while trying to log in

Macbook Pro Retina 13", late 2013. Unable to enter safe mode (via holding shift key). Result as in title. Hangs after me waiting for mutliple minutes. What troubleshooting can I do? Need safe mode ...
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Can I restart macOS Sierra in safe mode remotely?

I want to restart a MacMini with macOS Sierra in safe mode, but I have only remote access. You can do this with this: sudo nvram boot-args="-x" (source: https://support.apple.com/en-sg/HT201262). ...
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How to get into Windows 10 Safe Mode on 2016 MacBook Pro?

I'm told I need to get into Windows 10's Safe Mode running under Boot Camp, but I'm on a Mac Book Pro, 2016 model, which does not have function keys at start up. How can I force Safe Mode for Windows ...
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What cache files are deleted during Safe Boot?

According to https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201262 a safe boot will perform the following: Verifies your startup disk, and attempts to repair directory issues if needed Loads only required ...
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2009 iMac works in safe mode, but not normally

I have a 2009 model 27" iMac (core i7) running El Capitan. When booted into normal mode, it is extremely slow to the point of being unresponsive, and the GUI has problems (pictures to follow). ...
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Does system integrity protection prevent nvram(8) from setting -x as a boot argument for safe mode?

When pre-release macOS Sierra is in safe mode with -x as a boot argument in NVRAM, the following command works as expected: sudo nvram boot-args="-v" When Sierra is booted in normal mode, the ...
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Can't boot after graphic error

Specs: MBP 15-in late 2011 running Yosemite 10.10.3 Background I have an external monitor that I've been using for about a year, but recently the Thunderbolt-to-HDMI adapter I have has been giving ...
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I cant get past my password since my mac only spells caps and starts up in safe mode

In the morning two days ago, I spilled some water on my Macbook pro. It was shut down, so I dried it with a towel but that evening it worked perfectly. I didn't use it for a day and this morning I ...
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iMac only works in safe mode and cursor showing weird black lines (pic attached)

Have a Mid 2010 model computer IMac 21.5 that is acting up. Won't work in normal start up, will start in safe mode, but cursor shows strange black lines (see attached photo). These lines follow the ...
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mac OSX Yosemite, safe mode?

how do i launch safe mode on mac, with boot camp installed(windows 7)? Without boot camp u just press shift on the sound, but with bootcamp installed it always login in windows? help!!macbook air.
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IOS 5.1.1 Safemode problem

I jailbroke my old iPod Touch 3rd Generation, with IOS 5.1.1, using the latest version of absynthe. It worked for several months, but then it randomly stopped. It went into safe mode, but the touch ...
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How can I disable the Macbook keyboard (from startup)

How can I disable the Macbook builtin keyboard which is defective (looks like the Shift key is always pressed). I need this in order to avoid starting with the Shift key pressed otherwise the Macbook ...
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How do I boot to safe mode in Mac OSX 10.9.3?

I followed the instructions here but it did not seem to work. How do I boot to safe mode? I am on Mavericks 10.9.3.
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Mid 2012 Macbook Air Black Screen

Turned on my Macbook Air this morning and was greeted with a black screen, I could vaguely make out the login screen but when I entered my password the screen went completely black. I tried ...
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How do I get out of iPhone's Safe Mode (jailbroken)?

I just did something REALLY stupid. I was following the instructions on how to get into Safe Mode (on YouTube). The guy in the video says to first shut down my iPhone, then press and hold Volume up ...
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Shift key damaged how to disable it at boot?

I recently spilled water on my computers keyboard, and as a result the left shift key seems to be stuck in the on position. This means that the system always boots into safe boot unless I hold down ...
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iPhone randomly reboots into safe mode when opening apps

Today when I opened my Beststream app, my iPhone boots into Safe Mode. This has happend to me alot this year. I don't like this as all because sometimes, I restart into safe mode, and other times, I ...
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Understanding how safe boot fixed a boot problem

Background My friend asked me to look at her early 2011 Mac Mini with OS X 10.8.3. She said that: she installed software updates she couldn't remember which updates were installed when the Mac ...
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OSX Mountain Lion - Login hangs after restart

Mac Book Pro purchased in November, 2012, running OSX 10.8.current (Mountain Lion). I shut down all apps, and restarted the laptop. After the reboot, I selected my account and provided my password. ...
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Mac Pro can't safe boot

I've been trying to solve the issue seen here: http://www.princeton.edu/~jcjb/docs/osx_error_fix/ The recommended solution is to do a safe boot which clears various caches etc, however I'm unable ...
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Why might more memory be wired in safe mode than in normal mode?

Maybe more noticeable in Lion and Mountain Lion, than in Snow Leopard and earlier versions of the operating system: in safe mode, an unexpectedly large amount of wired memory. Question Why might ...
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Are “Extensions” something that disappeared many Mac OS versions ago?

On a sheet of Mac keyboard shortcuts for booting, one of them says, "hold down shift while booting and the computer will not load login items or extensions". Am I wrong, or are Mac OS "extensions" ...
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Trash files in the safe mode?

I would like to ask you, do the trash files gets deleted from the safe mode if I put them in the trash in the safe mode (but do not empty the trash) and empty the trash in the normal mode? Regards, ...
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How can I unlock single-user mode?

I stupidly forgot the password to my MacbookPro. I have locked single user mode 2 weeks ago (for security reasons). How can I unlock single-user mode to get my password back? Thanks guys :D
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How do I boot my MacBook Air running Lion in safe mode?

I follow the instructions in http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455 to boot in Safe Mode, but it appears something different happens with Lion. After holding the shift key when hearing the startup tone, ...
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Mac Pro gets stuck in “safe mode” after Lion upgrade

Late 2009 Mac Pro, 8GB RAM, 1TB disk. I upgraded to Lion about a month ago. Running 10.7.1 now. Things started getting unbearably slow (windows slow to scroll), can't switch between programs without ...
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iMac Lion not logging in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iMac not logging probably due to keychains problem iMac OS X Lion here. I have two accounts in the iMac. Both with password. I'm not sure what happened, but now, when I ...
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MacBook Air (1st gen) running really slow, basic apps crash and no internet

MacBook Air was working fine yesterday. Switched it on this morning and it wouldn't boot, just hung on grey screen. Eventually got the MacBook Air to safe boot, now MacBook Air boots normally (but ...
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How can I boot in “Safe Mode” with rEFIt

I would like to boot safe mode but I can't because of my rEFIt. Holding the Shift button at startup has no effect, I just get the rEFIt menu and OSX starts to boot normally. any ideas how to do it?