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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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Migrating MacOS to external SSD - slow startup

History: I have Intel iMac 5K 2017 (iMac18,3). It has 1 TB Fusion Drive inside. I never reinstalled macOS since I bought it, just upgraded Sierra -> Mojave -> Ventura. Ventura is much slower on ...
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Cannot install macOS Sonoma to an external SSD on MacBook

I want to install macOS Sonoma from my M3 MacBook Air which runs Sonoma as well on the internal storage. My goal is to install a second OS to an external Samsung T7 SSD and then run the computer from ...
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Any way to access Startup Security Utility when Internal SSD dead/corrupt?

We have a 2018 MBP business laptop with an SSD that's died. The support company have declared it is dead and recommended recycling it. I'd very much like to get it booting from an external SSH. FYI: ...
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My iMac takes more than 30 minutes to start after a restart

I have an iMac, 2019 with 14.3.1 MacOS. I use to keep it on Sleep, but from time to time, I need to either restart or shutdown. Whenever I do this, no matter if I chose to reopen the apps or not, it ...
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iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) not booting from USB Catalina getting prohibition symbol

Every time it's powered on (with no keys pressed) it shows a prohibition symbol. Using Command+R for reset doesn't work(same prohibition symbol). Pressing Option mid-chime brings up the disk menu(its ...
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Mistakenly launched, but did't carry out an OS upgrade (Monterey>Sonoma). How do I get rid of the macOS installer boot menu item?

I'm running Monterey (with OCLP) on a Late 2012 Mac mini "Core i7" (Intel Ivy Bridge). The model identifier is Macmini6,2. The macOS upgrade got mistakenly launched from macOS System ...
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3rd party keyboard not recognized at startup

What must I do to enable recognition of my logi keyboard at startup. macOS fails to recognize logi "MX MCHNCL M" * keyboard at startup. I must enter login credentials via Mac Magic Keyboard. ...
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Macbook Pro (late 2016) reboots during boot but Ubuntu is fine, need help troubleshooting to get to boot into MacOS

We're trying to identify why a macbook won't boot into any MacOS or Mac related recovery mechanism and what we can do to correct this. The answer we've gotten so far is that it's the logic board, but ...
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Is there a way to delay the launch of the Finder app when logging in in macOS?

In recent macOS releases (Ventura/Sonoma), I have had this problem where, when I reboot and log in, the Finder launches before macOS has finished mounting my external (Thunderbolt) volumes. I don't ...
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Change EFI label for external volume

I am booting a retrogaming system (Recalbox, linux-based) on my Macbook Pro 2009 (Intel, El Capitan) from an SD card (FAT format). The SD card is currently displayed as "EFI boot" upon boot ...
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My MacBook A1502 boots slows at USB CR has no interface nub after 1->0 transition

My system $ sw_vers ProductName: macOS ProductVersion: 12.7.3 BuildVersion: 21H1015 My MacBook: A1502 Customizations: I replaced original Apple SSD with Samsung 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe 980 PRO ...
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How does a Homebrew-installed Emacs get the same PATH variable as set in the shell?

I am running homebrew on an M2 Mac mini under macOS Ventura. I use Emacs.app from the railwaycat/emacsmacport/emacs-mac cask and when I check in Emacs the inherited PATH environment variable, Emacs ...
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How to make MBP bootcamp boot faster

I had a mid 2012 MBP not doing anything and decided to install Win 10 on it. I didn't do a dual boot setup. I replaced the drive which had macOS on it with a spare and installed Windows using the ...
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High Sierra does not boot on a second container after reinstalling Monterey on another container

Mac Pro 4.1 (2009) + Opencore Patcher 0.6.8 M.2 SSD 500GB (2 containers: 250GB High Sierra + 250GB Monterey) Lately I've had several warnings in Monterey about hash mismatch detected volume disk1s5. ...
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No startup disk to restart from after closing Disk Utilities screen

My 15" MacBook Pro starts up and goes to the disk utilities. Following a solution to close the utility window I then see the "Choose Startup Disk" but there isn't a system to choose ...
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Unable to install macOS Monterey on MacBook Pro 2015

I'm trying to install macOS Monterey on my MacBook Pro 2015. These are the steps/events arranged in chronological order. One day while turning on the Mac, my Mac stopped booting. It stopped at the ...
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How to make OpenVPN Connect work in a multi-user macos?

How to make OpenVPN Connect work in a multi-user setup in macos 14? If it launches after a user logs in and OpenVPN Connect launches there, then after the user logs out and another one logs in, the ...
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A1342 MacBook stuck on boot after upgrade

I've got an old MacBook A1342 (white polycarbonate, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3) which came with OS X 10.6.8. I've downloaded and installed Yosemite 10.10.5 which worked fine and I ...
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iMac 12 mid 2011 model - OS installation issue

My kiddo recently got a iMac 12 mid 2011 model as a gift for homeschooling purposes. The device was working perfectly fine until the reset to remove the previous owners information as per the Apple ...
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Mac 19,1 Sonoma startup manager displays HHD icon of a deleted Boot Camp partition...need to remove it

I recently moved a Boot Camp partition to an external drive and erased the old Boot Camp partition on the iMac. I successfully added the newly unallocated APFS formatted space to the Mac HDD partition ...
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MacAlly keyboard model xkeyhub will not bring up the boot picker on iMac

I have a MacAlly keyboard model xkeyhub that I use with a 2011 iMac. I want to be able to bring up the boot picker by simply holding down the Option key at startup. For some reason the boot picker ...
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Factory Reset iMac won't boot into recovery mode

I today performed a factory reset on my Early 2009 iMac by going into the recovery mode, erasing the disk (as per this video). I then quit the disk utility application and proceeded for a fresh ...
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MacBook doesn't boot on MacOS (only on Windows)

I have a Apple MacBook Pro 13 i5 16/512GB Grey(MWP42D/A). A few days ago, I was struggling to get my Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch to work with it, so I reinstalled the Samsung encryption software and ...
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Attempt to fix macOS startup volume after dual-boot Linux partition removal

I have attempted to install Linux on my MacBook Pro 15" alongside macOS (Catalina) for a team project. Since I needed the space reserved for the Linux partition back, I have decided to remove it ...
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Black screen after reset

A few days ago I bought a Mac Mini A1176 2006 1.5 512/60. This is my first Apple computer. So maybe this is a common problem. But I can't find any solution to this problem. When I turned it on for the ...
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External SSD shuts down midway through startup up then crashes. Mini then boots from internal drive

Prior to today this external SSD boot has been functioning for 10 months. I’ve run Disk utility First Aid with clean results. Suggestions?
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Prompt for password for encrypted root partition on every boot

I have a MacBook Air A2681 13" and I'd like to disable the auto unlock on the root partition so it prompts for a password on every boot before unlocking the root partition, loading the OS and ...
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How to install Windows 7 (and beyond) onto a mid-2010 Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard without Boot Camp or an optical (DVD) drive

This problem is very similar to How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools? - Ask Different, with the following ...
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Unable to run MacOS High Sierra (10.13.6) from an external drive on a 2018 MacBook Pro

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro15,2) that originally came with Mojave which currently has MacOS Sonoma installed. I have another installation of High Sierra (10.13.6) on an external SSD that I ...
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bootcamp NO BOOTABLE DEVICE after gpt add EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 disk0

My macbook has three os at the same time: macOS, bootcamp win10, ubuntu. When booting, I choose os through rEFInd. After I removed ubuntu, I found that only windows and efi boot were left when booting....
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Startup Disk "Reduced Security" setting effect on drive encryption

I have a M1 Mac. In order to install a legacy kernel extension needed for a peripheral, I have changed my startup disk security settings to "Reduced Security" as detailed here: https://...
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How to install 2nd Windows 10 on a 3rd partition? - MacBook Pro 2019 16-inch i7 Laptop

Hardware: MacBook Pro Late 2019, 16-inch i7; 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD , AMD Radeon 5300M Current OS: Monterey 12.7.1, Windows 10 Build 1709 installed via Boot Camp Expected outcome: Triple Boot macOS, ...
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Keyboard- and Languagesettings not persistent on restart - shutdown start

Whenever I restart my MacBook Pro with M2 Chip and Sonoma 14.1.1 I have to choose the correct keyboard to enter my password. This does not happen if I lock the screen. It happens since Sonoma. On ...
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Kernel panics on MacBook Air M2 related to camera or sensors [duplicate]

I have an issue with my MacBook Air M2 (2022) that results in kernel panics that I can't fix without your help. Few more facts that we should consider to be on the same page: In January 2023 I got ...
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macOS booting into Windows Recovery mode after deleting Bootcamp Windows partition

My Mac still boots into Windows recovery mode, automatically. I can still boot into macOS and everything works, however I want to remove this partition. When I first start my Mac it also shows up with ...
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Trouble verifying startup disk; Alt/Opt key doesn't display boot options on startup

Issue: I've been unable to boot into my Windows (Boot Camp) partition, which I haven't accessed in about a year. No Boot Options with Alt Key: Holding down the Opt during startup does not show any ...
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I'm unable to reinstall OS X

I have an iMac11,1 without an OS on it (Recovery mode is still on it) and I therefore want to reinstall OS X. First thing I've tried was doing it using the recovery mode. I've reformatted the "...
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Cannot boot a MacBook Air M2 from an USB drive

I tried installing several macOS versions (Monterey, Ventura, Sonoma) on a Samsung USB-C drive (MUF-256DA) using a MacBook Air M2. I disabled the MacBook's security from the startup options (recovery ...
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MacBook mid 2012 MacOS Catalina GPT configuration messed up

I had Tripple Boot configured on my MacBook Pro mid 2012 sharing the same 240GB Sata SSD drive in the following order: APFS MacOS Boot Camp Windows Linux POP OS EFI partition or something. I used ...
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Where does Apple Store preflight files before rebooting for update

I was told Sonoma install was going to restart my system. I decided I wanted to shut the system down instead. I then restarted into Recovery mode to restore my boot drive onto an another drive for ...
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Can Carbon Copy Cloner still produce bootable clones?

According to their web site, Carbon Copy Cloner can produce bootable clones of your internal hard drive. However I downloaded it, and NO WHERE in the user interface, and NO WHERE in the help ...
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Can a bootable external drive be used on a different Mac?

According to this post on the Carbon Copy Cloner web site, it is no longer possible to boot your Mac to an external bootable clone if the internal storage is not working. This at least partially ...
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Recover files from mac in recovery mode - apfs missing

I'm trying to recover files from my mom's mac that is not working. It's a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Trying to boot it up results in the folder with a question mark. Trying to boot ...
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Three beeps on boot attempt, no boot possible (MacBook Pro 2011)

I was using my MacBook normally (just Firefox open). Suddenly the screen froze and it started to beep three times. I switched it off. Now, when I attempt to boot (including in recovery of single-user ...
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Can boot with external SSD via USB, but can't boot USB flash drive with same data

I have a SSD, which I'm using to boot sometimes from. Yosemite is installed on it. I have some legacy apps there which do not run on newer OS versions (Catalina and newer). Now I've cloned the SSD ...
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Triple booted macbook pro has 6 boot options instead of 3, how do I delete the rest?

After struggling with triple booting (Kali, windows & macOs) for sometime, I finally won. But now I have two problems I will start with what I think is an easy solve for those with much more ...
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White screen - MacBook 15” early 2011

I have a MacBook Pro 15" early 2011. It has been slow and full since a long time so I decided to upgrade it with a Samsung 870EVO 2.5 SATA SSD. Since then, I can't access anything. I can't boot ...
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Third party extension is preventing M1 2020 MBP from booting

MBP 2020 M1, OS: Big Sur 11.7.9 My mac started malfunctioning lately: this morning I opened the lid and was greeted by the recovery screen telling me that there was a problem with the computer. I ...
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Cannot boot Mac OS via USB (created via M1 chip) on 2012 MacBook Air, freezes for a while and then just ignores it

I am trying to revive my old 2012 MacBook Air (Model A1465) to use an older version of MacOS for a program that could only run on MacOS High Sierra or earlier. Luckily the Mac comes with a ...
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System Crashes, SSD Boot Partition Not Found after Power Surge

Hi all—I've read this community for a long time, and am now hoping you can help me more directly. I was using my 2012 MacBook Pro last night when the power in my home went out and came back. The ...
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