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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Dell U3415W monitor does not wake when I power up my Mac Mini

I have a late 2014 Mac Mini connected to a 34-inch Dell U3415W display via Thunderbolt to DP. My keyboard and mouse are connected via the monitor's built-in USB hub. There are no other displays ...
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iMac boot issue

I have a 2010 21.5 iMac. During the boot-up I hear the chime and the fan is working but there's no display, only a black screen. I have tried the usual fixes (reset parameters, etc) but it doesn't ...
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MacBook display has vertical black and white lines on startup

My MackBook, on startup, its showing the following: They are just a bunch of vertical black and white lines, and it gets stuck there. What could be the problem?
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Can't access the startup manager from boot

I have an old Mac Pro 3,1 running on El Capitan and I was trying to boot from a USB on startup only to see that nothing happens. I can go into Recovery Mode and Safe Boot Mode and my computer runs ...
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White Screen of Death

As seen in the picture above, my Mac Pro is getting the white screen of death. Immediately after turning on, it goes to this - no startup chime, no Apple logo, nothing. I have tried: - Resetting SMC - ...
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Reconnecting to a Network Volume on Startup: Password Required

I have some network volumes in my Login Items so that I can reconnect at startup. Being on a network, they naturally require a password. Every time I start up, I enter the passwords, select the check ...
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How can adding a new user bypass full Disk Encryption?

I've opted for disk encryption during install of El Capitan (v10.11.6) on my Macbook Air. Logged in from my admin account (not root), I added a new user to manage a second iTunes account (which I ...
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Trying to set an external Bootcamp drive as the Startup Disk

Is there a way to setup an external Bootcamp drive as the default startup disk? I want to do this in order to enable hyper-v virtualization on Windows on a MacBook Air (Early 2015 running 10.12.3 ...
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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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2016 12" MacBook won't turn on

So, I had my 12 inch MacBook plugged into an external monitor (with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse) and was working on it normally, when suddenly everything became really slow and unresponsive, after ...
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What would happen if I changed my startup disk to a flash drive, then tried to turn on the computer without said flash drive plugged in?

I'm experimenting with live USBs, and I'm curious what would happen. I mean setting this through System Preferences, not the Boot Manager.
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On lid open Macbook Pro 2016 boots automatically - after turning off I need to juggle 10 seconds with the touch id power button to boot

I have the late 2015 (15 inch) MacBook Pro. By default it turns on when laptop lid is open. This is not good for me, sometimes I open the lid on weak battery to make sure it's not turned on, so I ...
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AppleScript at Startup and specific time

I'm trying to run a startup AppleScript, and a AppleScript which run at a set time (I hate the automator / calendar approach) on idle set currentTime to current date if the weekday of ...
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Need help finding out why a file (test_find.pyc) opens at startup

Like the title said, IDLE opens and runs /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/ctypes/test/test_find.pyc every time I start my computer, but I can't figure out why. ...
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Mac wouldn't start up after I tried to fix a Mac App Store issue

I have a MacBook Pro (13 Inch, End 2010) running OS X El Capitan. I had a bug with the Mac App Store, searched on the Apple forum, and got advice to remove a folder var/folders/zz. I moved it to the ...
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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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Macbook startup disk full; GP shows 164GB of 'Miscellaneous used space'

I can't work on my macbook anymore as it constantly pops up 'startup disk full' I went through every article I could find, cleaning up as much as I could. I deleted unnecessary backups, do not have ...
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After installing SSD in 2009 iMac I only see a black screen

The computer chimes, and when I press any key like the option or R keys to enter recovery or the Startup Disk Manager, nothing happens. I tried to reset the SMC to no avail. I have a 3TB portable ...
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macOS Startup Manager is very slow and laggy

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) on the latest version of macOS Sierra (10.12.3 at the time of writing). Whenever I hold the Option key after turning on my Mac, it takes a long time (...
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Can't access boot options in MacOS Sierra

When booting my mid 2014 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro, holding the option key to choose a startup disk doesn't work. I have just installed Windows 10 on an external SSD and the only way I can choose ...
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Why does my launchd script not run at login?

I have tried to follow this question so that at login, the currently configured screensaver becomes the desktop background. Therefore, I have created the following script: # login.sh /System/Library/...
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MacBook Air startup problem(s)

Earlier today, I replaced the old, worn out battery in my MacBook Air to a newer one. Upon startup, the fans within the computer went off at full speed and the entire computer is laggy. I have ...
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Mac freezes at startup at apple logo after permission changes

I executed chmod go-rwx / Command on my Macbook pro yosemite. Since then its not able to boot up. It just sticks at apple logo. Things I have tried: Mac repair > Disk Utility > Repair file ...
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Cannot remove startup items

I cannot remove the WD items from the startup list. The delete button is not active (greyed out). I looked for entries in: /Library/LaunchDaemons/ /Library/LaunchAgents/ ~/Library/LaunchAgents /...
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Why does fstab sometimes not work?

I have several boot drives in my Mac Pro, each with different operating systems. Right now, I have Sierra, Yosemite, and Windows 10. I use vifs to edit the fstab file, to prevent other volumes from ...
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OSX Boot drive selection screen is slow, un-responsive and takes forever to load in Macbook Pro (early 2015)

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" (Early 2015) and I have a bootcamp partition with Windows 10 installed in it. Also, there is an Ubuntu Linux on another partition, so it’s a triple boot computer. I’m ...
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How do I prevent an application from becoming a startup item?

Every time I launch a particular application I have to go into my Users & Groups prefs and remove it from my startup items. How do I prevent applications from automatically becoming startup?
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Automatically launch Safari with a certain URL the first time the Mac wakes/boots up in a day? [closed]

Is it possible to make my Mac automatically open a website on Safari the very first time it is woken up just once in a day? So for example, I come to work at 8:30 and wake up / boot up my Mac and ...
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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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iPhone 5s starting up takes a lot of time

I have an iPhone 5s and when the battery goes dead it takes a long time for it to become useful again after I plug it in. I timed this today and it took 15 minutes to become useful again. All my other ...
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Internal HDD VS External HDD startup

I have a 20" early 2008 iMac, I upgraded the Hardrive and using an external USB connector installed a fresh OS (Lion 10.7.5) and it starts up and runs fine externally. However when i put it in the ...
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iMac has weird startup chime and refuses to boot

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac and have a weird startup problem at the moment. When I try to boot I get a startup chime as follows: 3 beeps followed by a 3 second break followed by 3 beeps and it just ...
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Macbook pro crashed, only displays file with a question mark

I have a late 2008, 15" macbook pro, which used to run os X 10.11. I have been having minor issues for a couple months, so I figured I would backup and reinstall the OS to see if that would help. ...
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Mac shuts down during startup

I'll be short and sweet. My hardware: Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro P8800 2.66GHz Core2duo 8GB aftermarket RAM 750GB aftermarket Seagate Momentus HDD @ 7200RPM My software: macOS Sierra Public Beta ...
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Windows gone after update of mac OS

So I had 2 OS's on my MacBook Pro, one partition was Mac and the other one was Windows 7. After I updated my Mac OS, my Windows disappeared from 'Startup Disk' When I open 'Disk Utility' my Windows ...
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speedup macOS Sierra startup

I just installed MacOS Sierra on my macBookPro , I realised startup is slower than in Mavericks, can anyone direct me how can I or what Can I do to speed up boot and after booth startup. My MacBook ...
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macOS Sierra won't install and complains on the disk

After downloading and running the installer, I met with the problem when the installer is asking "Select the disk where you want to install macOS". My default OS X disk which runs El Capitan normally ...
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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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Cloned disk from older MacBook not booting on new MacBook Pro

I have an old MacBook (2-3 years old), it is running 10.9. Last night I cloned the hard drive and tried to use it as a startup disk on my new MacBook Pro (June 2016, with 10.11 installed). All I got ...
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What causes a full restart vs a resume when battery dies?

There are many times where if my macbook pro dies, it will simply resume where it left off once i plug in the power and turn it on. Other times, it will do a complete restarting and I will loose all ...
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Mac starts up automatically

My Mac OS X El Capitan seems to start up on its own, out of the blue. Even though I have powered it off. It starts at random. I do not have any startup program or anything scheduled for this to ...
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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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Startup Disk is full but can't do Dropbox

My Mac says that the Startup Disk is full. I know I have way too many pictures in Photos so I got a huge Dropbox subscription to add pics before deleting from my hard drive to free up space. However, ...
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What triggers “Your startup disk is almost full.” message?

You've probably seen this message (maybe in a bit newer GUI but still the same). I wonder if anyone know when it is triggered?
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How to make apps not start up automatically on iPhone and iPad?

It seems that even when I restart my iPhone, some apps will send me notifications... so how do I make them not run by itself? (kind of like making it not in the Start Up folder on Windows 7). The ...
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How can I figure out what's opening a Terminal window whenever I log in?

Whenever I log in to my Macbook, a terminal window pops up with what appears to be some Java CLI help text and a [Process completed] (or whatever) at the bottom. It doesn't cause any problems that I ...
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MacBook Pro works fine but does not make the startup sound

Today I noticed while trying to use the keyboard shortcut to enter single user mode that Mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13 Inch did not make the startup sound when turned on. After rebooting normally it still ...
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How can I silence the startup chime on El Capitan?

It's insane that in 2016 we still have to do with this, but since upgrading to El Capitan, previous solutions don't seem to work for me anymore. This is what I've tried. silence.sh sudo nvram ...
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Powering off/crashing during startup MacBook Pro mid 2009

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 that crashes during startup after the chime and once in a blue moon gets as far as the login screen before crashing. Crashes during safe reboot or recovery reboot too ...
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merge empty above the startup disk with startup disk

trying to merge empty greyed space above my yosemite startup disk to make my entire 500 gb hard drive just one whole disk, instead of 250 gb grey above my 250 gb yosemite startup in disk utility?