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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I deleted Macintosh HD - Data and now the computer won't boot even in Recovery Mode

Okay all, I think I messed up really big time. Was so excited and delighted today to see my brand spanking new MacBook Air arrive (running Catalina). Everything was wokring great; I started Migration ...
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I set my startup disk to Macintosh HD. But after opening it, the name becomes “/”

Using the System Preference -> Startup Disk I set my startup disk to Macintosh HD. When I open it the name at the top of its window is "/". When I open the startup disk using Applescript ...
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from starting up automatically

So I am currently running: OS X 10.10.5 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.1.04011 I boot up my laptop and AnyConnect is running. I go into Preferences...Users & Groups and remove /...
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Why do Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently open at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items'

Starting around 2018, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently launch for me at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items' I noticed this first around Mac ...
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Start iMac in Target Display Mode without dedicated keyboard

I have an older iMac which I am retiring as a display. It works well enough in target display mode, but I have keep the keyboard around just to switch it to display mode. Is there a way to boot the ...
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Where do Macs from before 2011 store their recovery and startup disk menu?

To give some background, the reason I want to know this information is because, I recently bought a brand new SSD to place into a 2009 Mac mini, where I want to install Kubuntu. I know that PCs store ...
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Run script at sunrise time

I'm trying to set my hackintosh pc to turn on at every sunrise and to run iTunes as the macOS boots up using bash or AppleScript without 3rd-party apps. I reached the point in my script when I need ...
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Unwanted programs at startup

How do I turn off the background functions at startup (in my case, Creative Cloud, Evernote, Dropbox, et cetera) that cause my OSX hard drive to run hot, so that they don't cause this problem in the ...
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Change startup bong on macbook pro

Is there any way I can change the startup bong on my Early 2011 MBP 8,2 to something custom? Like, The Final Countdown?
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Macbook AIr Running OS X Catalina - suddenly started installing / boot loop?

My wife got a new Macbook Air (rose gold) a few months ago and when she opened it up this morning and tried to log in, the computer suddenly went black, to apple logo, and then the progress bar. Then ...
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Macbook pro won’t start after what seems to be an overheat emergency shutdown

My mac is a MBP Retina mid-2012, running Catalina. I don’t think it matters but the power cord is damaged. I have another one, a brand new genuine power adapter. I was using the old one (which was ...
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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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Mounting External Drive in Single User Mode When Internal Drive Unmountable

2010 iMac running OS X 10.12.6 is failing to start up (progress bar gets to about 75% and then it powers down). I have exhausted all of the following to try to at least salvage some files: Go to ...
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Can someone help with signal 8 and I/0 errors?

Older IMac, 10.6, accidentally copied giant drive folder to Desktop instead of the external hard drive, in attempt to make space for startup disk full msg. It crashed it. Then from startup white ...
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After removing bootcamp partition, booting the mac it says insert bootable media and press any key?

so I had to remove my bootcamp partition because I was running low on osx Sierra space and I didn't need the Windows partition. But when I boot the mac I get an error No bootable device -- insert ...
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Stop Docker from automatically starting on startup

I installed Docker on OS X, and now it automatically loads every time I log in. Is there a way to stop this?
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Change order of services during startup or login

I've read of ways to change startup services' order of execution for Ubuntu. I'm hoping it's possible and simple to do it in macOS as well. I was thinking something like this. My objective is to ...
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Macbook Pro freezes after I enter my password

The mac starts up fine and goes to the login screen. After I enter my password the losing bar circles once then freezes, followed a few seconds later by the cursor changing from normal to the frozen-...
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What is the proper way to change Macintosh HD icon used on Mac Startup Manager with FileVault2 enabled?

I have macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (FileVault2 is enabled) installed with Windows 10 in dual-boot and I was able to sucessfully change the Windows icon, but I can't figure out how to modify the icon for my ...
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MacBook Pro restores last user session after shutdown because of low battery

I had only one account on my MBP. I created a new account on it for my son and he has his own password. I was logged-in with an open session on my account. I closed the lid and left it there, ...
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Macbook crashes during start up

My 13" macbook pro mid 2012 won't get through halfway the loading bar. After pressing the power button, the apple logo appear , i hear the chime, it would load halfway then just shuts off. I have ...
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OS X Installation USB not detected in Startup Disk selection

I have a MacBook Pro 8.2. Recently I have download Sierra and Yosemite, and am currently running El Capitan. And I created a bootable USB for OS X Yosemite with DiskMaker X 6, in case Sierra goes ...
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Multiple Windows on Startup Items - How to Remove

I currently have 2 SSDs on my Macbook Pro 2010 13", on which I have successfully installed MacOS & Ubuntu on 1 SSD, and Windows on the other. All is working fine and successfully installed. The ...
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
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Mac startup sound keeps coming back to haunt me

Seriously though, even after applying the terminal command (below) that sound will be back after x numbers of shutdowns or restarts: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 I'd appreciate a truly ...
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How do I disable WebEx Assistant on startup for Mac?

How do I disable WebEx Assistant on startup for Mac? I dont want to remove the application completely, but I dont want it to launch automatically at startup.
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How to launch Trello on Login as menubar item?

Is there a way to launch Trello app on Login or startup, in menubar only state. Menubar only state : There's a window style dropdown option in Trello settings. When you choose Dock & Menubar ...
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How can I prevent Cisco AnyConnect VPN from opening on startup?

Cisco AnyConnect VPN opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes and can't be minimized. It's really annoying and I'd like to know if there's something, maybe in its ...
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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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Macbook pro 13 inch i7 2012 bootcamp [duplicate]

I recently updated my macbook to the latest version of macOS and I tried to use bootcamp assistance to install windows 10, followed the instructions and had bootable USB ready, but after the partition ...
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Loading bar stuck at the very end after entering login credentials

Stuck on the above screen for over 30 mins. I’ve tried restarting and rebooting after shutting down - and I get the same result. This is on a MacBook Pro running Mac OS Mojave. update 1 - I’ve ...
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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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It takes ~ 10 attempts to start my mid 2012 (first with retina) MBP 15

It was 2019 October when I used the computer on the rain. For a few days I had some troubles with touchpad, then it completely recovered itself, then the entire machine died. Since then I was able to ...
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No startup / boot chime; how to bring it back?

I'm one of the lucky (?) guys who managed to get a new MacBook Pro 2016 (the version that introduced the Touch Bar). This MBP model does not have a boot chime by default. There are documented ways ...
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Recovery volume does not show up in Startup Manager

While upgrading a MacBook Pro from OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan to macOS 10.13 High Sierra in a step-by-step procedure, I created a clone of the Recovery HD volume. Unfortunately, this newly created clone ...
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python script to create a desktop icon

Right now I'am using npm start to open a desktop app (i.e nodejs server) which uses electron framework. So when ever I want to open that desktop app I have to open the terminal, go the application ...
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How to run a sudo command on startup - launch daemon help

I have a sound problem on my 2010 Mac mini. I found a solution that uses a sudo command in the Terminal app. But this method only works one time, so when the computer turns off and then back on, you ...
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Make USB hard disk with OS X bootable as startup disk?

Some years ago it was easy to clone the current system partition of a Mac computer to an external firewire hard disk and then use this as a startup disk for the same Mac or even for another Mac. When ...
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Strange boot up screen 2019 MacBook Pro

When restart or boot up my 2019 MacBook Pro, immediately after I enter my password at the login screen, a black screen appears with white words. The words are scrolling and they appear to be some sort ...
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mac wont boot anymore after running bootcamp

It went fine until it restarted and showed a black screen with"insert bootable device" which was right there. It wont do anything else until I hold the power button to turn it off. rebooting shows the ...
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Where are the MacOS startup boot icons located?

Where is the exact location of certain icons like the internal storage drive icon you often see in the startup boot manager and other boot icons like it located on MacOS? MacOS Catalina 10.15.2
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MacBook Pro starts with “Installing onto SSD”

MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014 13" macOS catalina 10.15.2 I believe. Suddenly during startup it goes into some grey mode and says "Installing onto SSD". I've not seen this mode before. Will it erase my ...
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Macbook Air stuck at start after update to 10.15.3

This morning my MacBook Air (13" Core i5 1.8GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD - MQD42Y/A - A1466 - 2017), prompted me for updating to Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.3. So I did. Everything went fine during install. But ...
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Problem cloning the startup disk of a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Before putting my question in detail, see Problem section below, I'd like to sketch the context in which it appears. Hardware-Software-Environment MacBook Pro Early 2015 running OS X 10.11.6 El ...
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Setting bash script to be automatically started [duplicate]

When my Mac starts I want to automatically start a batch script called run.sh in the folder myfolder. When I start Automater I only find options for AppleScript and JavaScript.
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How to stop skype from automatically starting?

After installing skype it will always start whenever I login. I'd rather it didn't do that. How do I stop Skype from automatically starting?
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how to stop krisp.ai app from starting on boot

The Krisp app (a noise filter for skype calls) starts automatically on boot, and even if I remove it from the list of startup items, I keep finding it there. This is annoying and intrusive. I like ...
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“No administrator was found” in Startup Security Utility

My friend got a new MacBook Pro from office, later on he resigned and in a hurry erased the "Macintosh HD", now we are trying to install Mojave using Bootable USB but it won't allow because "External ...
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Keyboard malfunction: Mac always opens in safe mode

I am using a MacBook Pro and facing the following problem: My keyboard is not working properly. Some keys don't work and it looks like the Shift key is always pressed because the machine always ...
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cant Initialize OSX. Interrogation folder

I was trying to solve an issue with memory disappearing to 0kb, and after reading some post here I have : delete some files from cache folder(library)straight to rubbish bin An deleted some core ...

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