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Questions tagged [startup]

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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Recovery mode not loading on MacBook (Late 2008)

For some reason, I'm not able to load recovery mode utilities on my late 2008 MacBook (running Mavericks). I've referenced the technical steps here but none of the startup keyboard sequences appear ...
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What is normal for startup chime till Apple logo shows?

My late 2015 iMac recently started taking a very long time to go from the startup chime till the Apple logo appears - about 2.5 minutes. Between the chime and the logo, the screen was black. After ...
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How to start Internet Recovery Mode of El Capitan with multiple OS installed?

Thank you for your time. Here is my problem: A) Goal Start into Mac OS X El Capitan internet recovery mode and temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) to use (X11 functions of) ...
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Editing Startup Manager items

Recently I've restored macOS from Time machine copy. When I boot my Mac using Startup Manager, it shows me 3 options: boot macOS, Windows and Time Machine backup (which I don't need to see anymore). ...
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Remove Startup Arduino CreateAgent on High Sierra

Recently this application was installed on my Mac. Now it runs every startup. How can I stop it ? Tries to solve: 1) search in Login Item of current user - Not found. 2) Not found in /Library/...
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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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MacBook Air won't power on

My MacBook Air won't turn on. I plugged in the charger and it says it's charging. When I turn it on, the light instantly turns green for a few seconds, and then it goes to amber. What's going on? I ...
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How do you create a bootable drive on an external disk?

I have a MacPro that i want to keep on Mountain Lion, but I'd like to be able to startup off of the latest MacOS. Is there a way to create a bootable drive that uses High Sierra?
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Macbook keeps restarting during boot (+ log)

I have a Macbook 2011 that suddenly crashed and won't start afterwards. It fails approximately about 55% into the loading bar, seemingly always in the same place. It won't load into safe mode either, ...
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How to prevent app from auto starting

I know there are Login Items under Users & Groups and /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons under Library, System/Library and Users/FooUser/Library. And then there's right click on Dock ...
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Macbook startup problem. Once started is extremely slow

I have a serious problem with my Macbook pro retina 13" early 2015. Some days ago, after a normal shutdown, the Macbook did not startup anymore. It emitted the short start sound and it went back to ...
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Set the mode for next boot from the terminal

I'd like to be able to boot into the recovery mode the next time the machine boots not by using the start up key presses. I'm already logged in in normal user mode - can I set this in the terminal? ...
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How can I prevent macOS from restoring all applications after a hard reboot? [duplicate]

At least in macOS 10.13, if my iMac reboots due to a kernel panic or when a software update requires a reboot, the system restarts the applications that were running immediately before the shutdown ...
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iMac 2008 Flashing Question Mark on Startup (Tried almost everything)

I recently purchased an iMac from a local Goodwill. After talking to Apple support I was able to find out that this is a 2008 all-in-one model. Additionally, I asked for help with the "flashing ...
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Can I simply make a partition on my Mac, install an OS to it, and boot from it via Startup Manner?

On my Mac, can I simply create a new partition in Disk Utility, install an Operating System to it, such Arch Linux, and then boot from it by holding alt/option during boot (Startup Manager)?
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Why won't launchctl automatically load my plist entries?

I have put several plist entries in /Library/LaunchDaemons all configured to run at load. However, after booting, none of them load up automatically. Every other script in this directory loads ...
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Make sysctl changes at startup

I'd like to change the default smb settings at startup to remove timeouts. I have the following script; #!/bin/sh sysctl net.smb.fs.kern_deadtimer=0 sysctl net.smb.fs.kern_hard_deadtimer=0 sysctl ...
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iMac doesn‘t start up

My iMac doesn’t start up. The loading bar doesn’t fill up and then, after 10 minutes or so, it shuts down. I tried to get in the recovery mode, but there is the Macintosh HD drive grey and it says „...
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Can’t choose startup disk after wiping hard drive from OSX Utilities

I’m helping someone with their old laptop (17”, mid-2009, if that matters). I restarted with cmdR to load OSX Utilities, and I used Disk Utility to wipe Macintosh HD, overwriting it three times and ...
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Disk can't be used as startup disk (Install macOS High Sierra app)

The title is more or less explaining the question, but reason why I made a new post instead of just using an existing one is that I am in a particular kind of situation. Basically I am using my ...
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Preventing a specific application from relaunching at startup?

When I reboot my mac, I have the "Reopen windows when logging back in" option checked, and for most applications it works fine. However, there's a few applications I use that behave very badly at ...
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Trouble mounting High Sierra start up disk from OS X 10.9

I have a Mac mini late 2012/2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, with 2 disks, one SSD, and a HDD. The SSD has the most recent High Sierra and the second drive OS X 10.9.5. After many attempts to force High ...
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Single user mode comes up with wrong boot disk

For some reason Single User Mode is now booting to something other than my usual HD partition: The disk has no /Users directory; fsck -fy takes only 1.7sec; df shows the root device to have only 3.9M ...
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Shortcut to boot into different startup disk

I often boot into an external startup disk. In order to do this, I need to access the Startup Manager by holding alt/option while rebooting and then selecting the disk I want to boot up into. Since ...
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Folder/Finder Startup Items: How not to open window after logon?

I'm using El Capitan at the moment, but I've had this "problem" for a long time - it's more an inconvenience, really. I have a number of network volumes in my Startup Items because I want them to be ...
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if the startup disk is copied to external drive, can that external drive be used as a startup disk?

If the startup disk is copied in its entirety to an external drive, can that external drive then be used as a startup disk?
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Automatically organize multiple desktops

I want to have multiple desktops created in a specific order on the startup of my system. I want two apps (Safari and iTunes) to be full screen on each desktop on startup. I know about "Options > Open ...
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What affects the colour of the Startup Screen?

I've seen Macs startup with a white [very pale grey] screen & some with a black screen. random pics from interweb... What differentiates which it will be? My own machines here - 2 old Mac ...
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Macbook Pro won't start after restart (red charger icon)

So I just installed Flash and restarted my Mac, and now it won't start. It was working perfectly before that and I didn't drop it or anything. The power cable works (tried it on another Mac) so it's ...
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Run Script As A Service After Startup

Recently I am trying to figure out how to run a dotnet service after my MacOS startup. On Windows, I can install the NSSM to run the script as a service. This script will be triggered whenever my ...
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Keyboard not active in Bootcamp Manager [duplicate]

After moving to High Sierra, I realized that I can’t use the normal bootcamp preferences any more, since Windows won’t detect MacOS on the APFS volume. Apples workaround is to hold down the option key ...
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sudo trimforce disable not working

Not so long ago, my early 2013 MacBookPro used to boot in a sweet 13s. Since I updated to High Sierra, this has turned into an ugly 58s. I read here and there that the startup slownesses in high ...
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Unreliable Thunderbolt 2 startup disk

I have attempted to improve the performance of a Mid 2011 27" iMac by booting from an external Thunderbolt SSD, specifically a Transcend 256 GB StoreJet 500. It may or may not be relevant that this ...
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Switch back from Windows to macOS, but keyboard does not respond

A day ago I was extending the win 10 bootcamp partition and after restart to Windows got this error: “no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key”. So I started to googling and now must ...
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My Macbook is not passing through loading screen after login

My problem started when I run for the first time my .osx through terminal (bash .osx) and the Mac stopped showing apps icons, then I run some commands for cleaning the cache of the icons and ...
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Triple boot macOS High Sierra, Ubuntu, and Windows without rEFInd

I currently have three OSes installed on my 2017 MacBook Air: macOS, Ubuntu, and Windows 10. I couldn't boot into Ubuntu without rEFInd, but I strongly prefer the default boot manager, because I want ...
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Macbook Pro with Bootcamp needs SMC Reset to boot into macOS every time after shutting down Windows 10

I am using a late 2016 MBP with macOS High Sierra, and I've installed Windows 10 via Bootcamp. After a recent Windows 10 update, my Mac only boots into Windows after shutting down from Windows. ...
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Mac Crashed during High Sierra Update - Won't reboot

My mac was turned off during the High Sierra update and now just gives me the flashing question mark when I turn it on. If I boot into recovery I can't select my startup disk because the OSX Base ...
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Sierra stuck on “Setting Up Account” for hours

Last to last night, I was upgrading my Macbook Air 13" from Sierra to High Sierra. During the installation (when the software was upgrading), the Mac was taking a lot of time, so I closed the flap and ...
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Late 2008 MacBook Pro refuses to boot or do anything

I got a late 2008 MacBook Pro from a friend, not working. The hard drive was broken, so I replaced it. Of course, I needed to put macOS back on there, and I didn't have the disk, so I grabbed El ...
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Is there a way to disable Facetime from starting?

I don't use facetime. I'd like to disable it so it doesn't automatically start following system startup. Is there a way to do this? (MacBook Pro, High Sierra)
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I need a list of MacOS app startup locations

A year or so ago, I set up (under Sierra) a shell script I wrote to launch automatically using the conditions that it required "network availability" and was to trigger on external drive mounting by ...
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High Temp at Startup after Upgrading to High Sierra

After upgrading to High Sierra (I have clean installed it), my mac (Macbook Pro 2010) needs unreasonably longer time to login. As a result, I have noticed that the temperature increases to around 100 ...
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Stuck during High Sierra installation and now no startup disk found

I was upgrading my MacBook Air from Sierra to High Sierra, but the installation failed and the last line of log window was an error about directoryd. I restarted and then came across the blinking ...
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MacBook air keeps getting stuck at grey screen upon restart

MacBook air 13inch early 2014 Macos Sierra 4gb ram not starting up. Tried the following: Smc, PRAM, safe mode(cursor gets stuck at login), recovery mode (picture attaching below happened). And I don'...
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Apps hang on startup half of the time

I have a mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro (the one with the Retina display) with macOS 10.12.6. My Mac is quite well behaved, but about half the time the apps hang after startup: when I open them, they'll ...
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How to Switch Startup Partition without entering password

For testing purposes I frequently want to restart my iMac in El Capitan, Sierra, or High Sierra which I have on separate disk partitions. When using System Preferences/Startup Disk, I have to enter ...
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FileVault 2 encrypted Fusion Drive on iMac doesn't boot anymore

I bought a 2017 iMac, migrated the contents of my 2012 iMac (so I have my data! ) and I wanted to erase the 2012 iMac it replaces using Disk Utility in Recovery Mode. I had hoped this would be a ...
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How do I find the Apple startup chime/sounds on my computer?

How do I find the Apple startup chime/sounds on my computer? I know there has to be someway for it to be stored, but I'd just like to be able to access the file/raw binary...
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Mac does Start up sound even though volume was muted before restart

My Brothers iMac ignores that it was muted before shut down and makes the start up sound when it will be started again. This happened all of the sudden – normally you can avoid the start up sound by ...