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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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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FileVault 2 encrypted Fusion Drive on iMac doesn't boot anymore

I bought a 2017 iMac, migrated the contents of my 2012 iMac (so I have my data! ) and I wanted to erase the 2012 iMac it replaces using Disk Utility in Recovery Mode. I had hoped this would be a ...
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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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Mac does Start up sound even though volume was muted before restart

My Brothers iMac ignores that it was muted before shut down and makes the start up sound when it will be started again. This happened all of the sudden – normally you can avoid the start up sound by ...
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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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. ...