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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Old MacBook, how to reinstall OS (fine to delete all data on the drive), but screen doesn't work

I've been using this MacBook for years even though the screen is damaged -- I just use an external monitor. So what's the problem? I want to reinstall the OS -- take it back to the base state, ...
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I can't boot up disk options when I startup my Mac

I recently installed Asahi Linux, and for a few months now I've had no issue with it. Now, however, my computer decided to boot me up into Asahi Linux when I started charging it after it died. Usually,...
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How to delete macOS startup action of network connection attempt to a remote server

I am on Monterey macOS 12.3.1. I receive this message every time at restart. How can I delete this startup action? I looked at /Library/LaunchAgents but cannot find there. I also checked System ...
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Bootcamp still shows on startup even after I completely delete partition

I use High Sierra and I had installed Windows on bootcamp partition. I had a problem with Windows so so I decided to do a complete re-install. So I deleted partition during the Windows installation ...
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Rename EFI boot entries (MacBook Air)

I can't figure out how to rename boot entries on a MacBook Air 2012, i.e. those that appear when holding alt during boot. The problem was initially that my EFI Ubuntu installation could only be booted ...
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Replace low-res startup login picture by high-res

Whenever I start up my Mac I need to fill in the password to my user account and it shows this ugly low-res user picture stretched out as my user account picture in the login screen. After being ...
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MacBook Early 2015 suddenly doesn't startup anymore

MacBook Early 2015 suddenly doesn't startup anymore and hangs on loading screen. I used Diagnostics using D on startup, no problems. tried everything i know Nvram reset and SMC reset. tried booting to ...
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How to run Chromium with incognito flag as default?

I have installed Ungoogled Chromium for Apple Silicon M1 from here: 92.0.4515.131-1: Binaries for macOS 64-bit ARM ("Apple Silicon") and now I would like to start it in incognito mode by ...
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Macbook Air M1 clean reinstall stuck without Macintosh HD

I am trying to reset a Macbook Air M1 and after I was stuck on some issue where I couldn't create the user during the setup process (M1 Mac clean install, getting stuck at "Create a computer ...
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Rename macOS Monterey disk in Startup Manager

I clean installed macOS Monterey from a flash drive. I believe that at the time, the volume it was installed to was labeled Untitled. In any case, Startup Manager (reached from holding Option (⌥) at ...
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macOS buggy recovery download bar

While loading the macOS recovery online, after a few minutes the loading bar gets buggy and the timer below gets higher. Any solution? There's no macOS installed but there's the Bootcamp partition
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how do I resolve module_init function definition file not found on terminal start up?

When I start Terminal this is what comes up Last login: Sat Jan 22 13:29:23 on ttys000 Users/finngraf/.zshrc:17: module_init: function definition file not found finngraf@finns-macbook-pro ~ % A ...
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Bad idea to use single user mode for focusing?

For when the allure of all computer-based distractions is too great, being limited to only the command line seems attractive. Give me my files and vim, and force me to focus on the work at hand. ...
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Automator opening on startup when it shouldn't

I built an application in Automator and triggered it to run on startup. It does so successfully, but the Automator interface also opens on startup. I've checked the hide mark, but it's not doing ...
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Always start the Mac to Startup Manager without having to press and hold the Option key

I frequently switch between mac OS and Bootcamp. So I was wondering if there is an option to not have a preferred Startup Disk and always start to the Startup Manager, like you would get when pressing ...
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Deleted Recovery partition (T2 chip Macbook pro). Can not boot to recovery. Getting Error -2003f

I have been trying for a few days, but I have not been able to get my mac into Recovery mode. I formatted the laptop and erased data from Mac utility also deleting macOs base system, the recovery ...
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How to skip Safari only Guest asking for firmware password?

I was trying to enable guest account in Mac. When clicking guest account in login screen, the Mac asked for a restart to enter Safari only mode. I have selected yes to restart and the Mac now asks for ...
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How to permanently disable the Mac startup sound?

I am using a MacBook Air (Mojave, 10.14.6), and I want to permanently disable the awful Startup Sound ("chime"). I tried any of the following commands: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 sudo ...
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Booting to Safe or Single User Mode brings up Windows 10 Recovery

As part of trying to repair my Macintosh HD boot volume I have tried to boot into Safe Mode as well as Single User mode. However, when I boot the computer using either of the proper keypress ...
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Slow BOOT / Mac Mini 2018 cause: X86PlatformPlugins

After the BigSur update i've noticed a way slower boot time on my Mac Mini 2018. Before would boot in 10-12Sek now it takes about 1'. After booting into the verbose mode i found the Problem and where ...
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Macbook A1342 2009 won't show my bootable USB

I have already ask this question before but I had no answers and I didn't explain many details on it. I will tell you everything about this problem. I got a MacBook (Model A1342) 2009, I thought it ...
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Hangs at error when using online startup internet diagnostics

My max book does not start up. I used command + R to lack diagnostics which opens internet diagnostics. After connecting wi-fi it shows the earth and then after a while it shows a message apple.com/...
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Auto start apps not starting on scheduled boot

I'm not really sure if I'm missing something here, but isn't the idea behind the auto boot and auto shutdown that the mac is ready to work with in the morning when starting to work? For me that's not ...
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Macbook Air Can Not Start After Trying to Remove Ubuntu

I was trying to remove Ubuntu (dual boot) from my 2017 Macbook Air. Now my computer can not start successfully in either macOS or Linux. When I restart it, it now opens refind, then gnu rnu in both ...
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Which disk did I boot from?

I have multiple hard drives, each containing various partitions, with various bootable OS X versions on them. This Apple support link, despite the title, Determine which disk started up your Mac, just ...
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Apple long-press-for-accents menu disables itself immediately after switching focus upon login

I use the Apple PressAndHold accent menu extensively to write accented characters for French, German, Italian and Chinese, as well as for phonetics. Recently it's started to disable itself. Upon boot ...
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How to execute rc.local at boot

Found this in an old threat. But it did not work as described here. What I want to do in the end is to start my own daemon from rc.local. I am running OSX 11.5.2. So I created the file ls -l /Library/...
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Blinking question mark folder icon after Ubuntu USB boot

A few days ago, I booted into Ubuntu from a USB drive on my late 2011 13'' MacBook Pro. The computer has an SSD that was installed about 5 years ago to improve performance. Yesterday, I turned my ...
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MacBook Pro Retina turns off during Apple logo

I have a mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina. I was using it half an hour ago, and everything worked perfectly. I turned it off and left it for five minutes or less. I turned it back on to check ...
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Tor Browser startup hangs forever

Tor browser startup hangs forever in the "Establishing Connection" window with the progress bar absolutely empty. Searching Tor forums has given to help.
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How to dynamically add anchors on startup for apple pfctl without editing system pf.conf

There are a few answers on using pfctl on os x, but none really give a nice clean way to make an anchor and have it loaded on startup, or to allow programs to hook in and dynamically update / replace ...
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How do I start my rMBP fans BEFORE login?

My rMBP late 2013, 15 inch, running Mojave 10.14, has some issues with the graphics card overheating. Once I'm logged in and have Macs Fan Control running, it's fairly stable unless I run some GPU ...
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iMac won’t boot disk full error

We have a 2011 iMac that has many precious photos/videos that we’re hoping to not lose. When trying to start it, the Apple symbol displays for about 2 minutes and the progress bar makes it about 80% ...
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keep MacBook Pro from powering on unexpectedly

Powered off 2016 15" MacBook Pro running Big Sur unexpectedly powers on. Happens whether lid is open or closed. Seems only to happen when plugged in. "Wake for network access" is ...
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Cannot Start my mac because of support.apple.com/mac/startup error with flashing question mark sign

This can be issues linked with following queries such as 1. One 2. Two But solutions aren't helping. My Macbook Pro 2017 would not boot normally. a. Then command diskutil list wouldn't show my ...
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Boot into Big Sur/Catalina from Mojave WITHOUT keyboard access?

I've got a separate Mojave boot partition on my headless Mac Mini running Big Sur. Under System Preferences > Startup Disk I can select the boot disk and restart into Mojave from Catalina or now ...
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My mac is not booting

I was on my macbook today, and suddenly a flashing file with a questions mark appeared, and now i cant start my mac. It says ( support.apple.com/mac/startup) . I've tried diferrent ways, first aid the ...
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How to stop a Mac app from launching at startup?

How can I stop an app from launching at startup when: right click on the app on the dock > options > open at login is not ticked. the app is not on the login items list (System Preferences > ...
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How can I make a LaunchDaemon run an app at login?

I have an internally-maintained macOS app for my macOS Catalina-based enterprise environment which: Must run as root (it accesses a privileged device API) Runs in the background without a UI (via ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 10 bootcamp

Something got borked recently on my MBP and now Windows 10 is unbootable - here are the details. MacBook Pro 2019, macOS 11.2.3, Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2. I can see all files on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Disable startup sound when turning on my Macbook M1

I am looking for a way to turn off that useless sound every time I open / turn on my Macbook. This is a Macbook Air (M1, 2020) currently on Big Sur 11.0.1 I already tried something without success: ...
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Startup sound is gone - how do I get it back?

I've seen many questions regarding the startup sound being BACK. I have a different experience. I have a Mac Mini (Late 2014) and it always DID have a startup sound (right after pressing the power ...
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How to stop applications / programs starting on startup on macOS?

I'm trying to have precise visitability of, and most importantly, control over which applications / programs do and do not automatically start when the OS starts up (e.g. after a reset etc). I've ...
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Difficulty booting 2013 iMac from external SSD via USB 3.0

Recently, I have been running into difficulty booting into macOS using an external SSD connected via USB 3.0. Backstory... 2013 Imac was working great for about 5 years until the internal HDD started ...
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Disable “Enable Ask Siri” at startup

On Big Sur (11.2.1, but I believe also 11.2), every time I restart, I get asked asked again if I want to enable ask siri. Is there a way to get it to stop asking? This is specifically when macos ...
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Mac Mini won't open Startup Manager

I have recently obtained a Mac Mini second-hand from an organisation. When I power on the device it boots Windows 7, however, I'm unable to boot from a USB due to the Mac Mini not opening it's Startup ...
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Used MPB 16 bricked after seller remotely erased it

My recently purchased MBP 16 (used, from eBay) suddenly crashed and upon restart, would not find the internal SSD to boot up. It would show the questionmark-folder icon flashing. After rebooting and ...
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Mac interface for logging in on first session is different from the usual one

When I am signing in to my user account, there is a user interface with a black or white (about the dark mode or light mode is selected) background, there are two text boxes for username and password. ...
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How to prevent `Your computer was restarted because of a problem` window showing up?

After a reboot or direct shutdown I keep getting the following message: Your computer was restarted because of a problem. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a port [Q] I just don'...
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MacBook Pro 2018: macOS reinstall to Mac without existing macOS, admin account & startup disk

I'm trying to reinstall macOS to seriously messed up MacBook Pro 2018. Apparently, problems started initially when Big Sur update failed. Computer's disk has since been erased and all accounts have ...
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