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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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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OS X Mavericks startup Apple logo location

Where is the gray Apple logo shown on system startup stored in OS X Mavericks? I'd like to change that image. I know there's BootXChanger that works on older versions of OS X, but it doesn't work on ...
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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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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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repair disk - unmounted encrypted disk partition

In Yosemite 10.10.2 after verifying my startup disk in disk utility I got this message... "This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key ...
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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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System on external drive using on iMac and MacBook Pro

A few days ago I moved system to an external drive and I use it with my iMac. Everything runs nice and smooth. Today my new MacBook Pro arrived, but when I switch the Macs and start my system from my ...
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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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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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Problem with startup `rc.local` script

Until OS X 10.9 I could also run Bootcamp within Virtualbox (through a .vmdk file). In order to do this, I needed to unmount the Bootcamp partition after changing the permissions during the OS X ...
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Where to find app which opens on startup, but it's not in Users & Groups?

I've this annoying application popping up on startup (called ZipCloud) which seems to be installed without my knowledge (along with other app) and I wanted to get rid of it. I understand I can ...
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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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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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Macbook white A1181: Startup manager, just mouse pointer

I'm dealing with my friend's Macbook White A1181. Original hard drive died a few weeks ago so we installed a brand new Samsung 840 EVO (256GB). I've read several tutorials on how to reinstall OSX on ...
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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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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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Freeze after “VM Swap Subsystem is ON”

My Macbook pro 15" (early 2012) froze and I had to force restart it. But it freezes in startup too. I noticed that it stops after "VM Swap Subsystem is ON" line in verbose mode. Is there any ...
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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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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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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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Renaming the startup disks shown during boot

I'm dual booting OS X (Lion) and Arch Linux, and when I hold down "option" during the boot process, I am presented with both of my startup disk options (i.e., OS X and Linux); however, they are named "...
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Why didn't my Windows partition show up in the Startup Disk preference pane?

I install Windows(XP after that 7) on my MBP with Boot Camp and every thing was fine but after a while in System Prefences -> Startup Disk my windows partition was lost and when I want to switch to my ...
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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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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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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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How to set MacBook Pro to use integrated video card during initial start up?

When I turn on my macbook pro late 2011 I want it to use the integrated video card(not discrete one). Is there some sort of setting I can set or a driver I can install or some bios setting to ...
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Bootable USBs no longer appear at startup

I recently had my Macbook (early 2015) reset after a bootloader mess up I won't get into. When I got it back I found that it would no longer show bootable USBs at startup in the boot menu even though ...
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How I fix the profile image not being displayed on start up screen?

Every time macOS starts I am presented with a startup screen that doesn't display the profile image. How does one fix this?
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Can I move Mobile Sync folder to another HD

Can I move my MobileSync folder to another HD on my iMac to free up space on my startup HD?
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Is there a faster way to restart macOS Sierra into the bootcamp partition? [duplicate]

When I'm in windows under bootcamp all I need to do to restart into macOS is Right click the bootcamp icon in the task bar Select "reboot into macOS" When I'm in macOS and I want to switch to ...
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Deleted almost everything from MacBook Air (2014) and still no storage?

Last night, I was working on Photoshop and it said my scratch disc was full which, after looking it up, meant my startup disc was full. I went through and deleted a good 95% of my photos, all the apps ...
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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 2011 startup issues & x8 beeps

I've a iMac 27" 2011 i7 thats not been used for 2 years, recently plugged back into power and get from what I can make out x8 beeps on pressing power button. Then the iMac sounds like it resets itself ...
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Is there a way to toggle startup sounds on a 2017 MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

I've been a Mac user for a while, and I was really upset about the removal of the startup sounds in the new MacBooks post-2016. I was wondering if there was a way to turn the startup sound back on, or ...
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What are the differences between LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons?

On macOS 10.12.5, I only see LaunchAgents in the Users Library directory. Are the agents only invoked if a user is logged in? /Library/LaunchAgents/ /Library/LaunchDaemons/ /System/Library/...
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Run script as root at startup - macOS 10.12 Sierra

I've tried everything and can't seem to get my script to run at startup. Modifying the .bashrc, .bash_profile, etc that route got me no where. Then I tried cron jobs, no luck. Then I've been pulling ...
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2009 MacBook no longer boots after SSD upgrade

I recently installed a new SSD on my 2009 MacBook and it ran fine for less than a day. However, it stopped recognising the keyboard and trackpad. As a workaround I tried using an external keyboard ...
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Why is macOS Recovery in Japanese, when my language is set on english?

My Macbook Pro(early 2015) functioned in english until I started up macOS Recovery to erase the startup disc with macOS Utilities. It was originally bought used in Japan. I would like the entire ...
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Finder Plugins (was Launchd Configuration Puzzle)

New information: I've realized that what I'm looking for are finder plugins (I should have realized that sooner), even though the parent PID is launchd. I still can't figure out where finder plugins ...
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Finally reinstalled macOS Sierra, but now I get a kernel panic

I got stuck in an endless loop trying to reinstall macOS Sierra but after following Monomeeth's advice in this question: Stuck in endless macOS Sierra installation loop I was able to get it installed. ...
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Managing and removing startup processes on OSX Lion

My Startup Items for my username (i am admin) shows only dropbox - yet a look at my processes (in activity monitor) shows other helper processes from Adobe, Lexmark, etc, etc. Where can I see and ...
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How do I delete a Windows partition?

I tried to install Windows 10 with Boot Camp and I got an error. When I tried to reboot my MacBook and held Alt, I have two partitions: MacintoshHD and Windows. If I click on Windows I have a blue ...
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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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Auto-launch apps at iDevice startup

In another question I asked, Graeme suggested using alternatives like Skype instead of FaceTime for its support for audio-only calls. Skype has the advantage of being cross-platform, but is there a ...
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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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