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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Yosemite keeps restarting or going into grey screen

I have an iMac from 2011 and I have installed Yosemite as soon as it was released, without any issues before this one. Here is what happened: it has suddenly shut itself off, after turning it on, it ...
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Put iMac G3 in Target Disk mode

Is it possible to put the iMac G3 in Target Disk mode, such that one could copy or image the HDD? This particular G3 does not have a FireWire port, only two USB 1.1 ports. It's the tray loading ...
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How to set specific startup routines?

Another simple question for those keeping track, but I was wondering how and where I could setup the startup routines for my mac. What I would really like is for email to open, messages and activity ...
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Macbook pro doesn't want to start, “no RAM installed” beeps (1 every 5 seconds)

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro. Everything was working fine up until yesterday; I can't start it anymore and it "beeps" once every 5 seconds. According to the support, this indicates that "no ...
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Mac won't startup

I just bought an macbook pro several weeks ago, it should be Mac OS X Lion, 10.8 I guess. This morning, after I press the power button, it keeps staying at a grey screen with an apple logo and a ...
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Why does Microsoft Office 2011 open automatically upon start up?

Why do Microsoft Office Word, Excel, et cetera open automatically upon login although I've disabled the 'Open at login' feature?
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Profile Mountain Lion's startup

Recently my Mac mini became quite slow without a real apparent cause. I'd really like to be able to trace down the cause of this slowness, and I'd like to do it myself, not using a program. Is there ...
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I have a Dual G5 Power Mac I can only start in safe mode

Processor: Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 Memory: 1.5 GB DDR SDRAM I can only start with a safe boot. I've used the Leopard disk to run Disk Utility to repair the disks. There appears to be no problems. ...
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Login Start-Up Problems

Whenever I log in to my Mac, the following programs automatically open up: Firefox, Excel, Word, PPT, and VLC Media Player. I went into System Preferences, Users & Groups, and Login Items, and ...
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What's the startup/reboot time for iPad (3rd generation) compared to other iOS devices?

I'd like to know, in people's personal experience so far, about how long the new iPad takes to start up (in seconds), especially when compared with other devices running iOS. For the purposes of ...
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Why does iOS take so long to start up?

My MacBook Pro running Lion boots in maybe 30 seconds. My original iPad, however, takes several minutes. Why is this? I understand the MBP has a much better processor and more RAM than iPad, but ...
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Re-enable startup chime on new Mac [duplicate]

I want to hack my iMac's firmware - or maybe that's a stupid idea, but I got to the conclusion that that would be my only option. And please note that my knowledge of coding is at the level of writing ...
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MBA 2017 won't boot up in macOS, but will in Ubuntu

A few days ago my spouse's MBA started showing problems. At first it wouldn't turn on at all, showing an orange indicator on the MagSafe charger. After resetting the SMC a couple times and letting it ...
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MBA (2013-15?) wont boot from macOS boot stick

A friend of mine somehow managed to delete his internal drive including the recovery partition while trying to reset his MacBook to factory settings. Now when trying to boot up the MBA only displays ...
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Stuck during clean install on a new SSD on a late 2009 iMac

I hope you might be able to help me out since I am completely stuck in my attempt to perform a clean install of High Sierra on a late 2009 iMac (model number A1311 – does not have Internet recovery) ...
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Boot to Single User Mode with Startup Manager

I need enter safe mode on my Mac after selecting select macOS with Startup Manager (option while booting). Pressing ⌘ + S has no effect. The Mac currently uses Bootcamp for dual boot into Windows or ...
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Failure To Boot/Verify Disk

My (mid 2011) MacBook Air’s been working perfectly fine, but today decided to 1) crash 2) throw me the “startup disk not found” error. I know it’s an old computer, but still I run disk verification ...
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disk1s1 device is write locked

I can not boot my iMac (20" Mid 2007) running OS X 10.7.5 When I am in Single User Mode I can use fsck and when trying ti sbin/mount -uw / it says device is write locked. I am really stuck. I wanted ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 with fuzzy screen won’t boot

I can’t boot into Safe Mode. Also tried recovery mode, but it won’t load. Tried internet recovery mode - no good. ☹️ I'm unsure if this is related to the fuzzy screen (see image above). I've also ...
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MacBook startup sound loop

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Air and it is looping on startup sound, stuck on white screen. I have tried: formatting the SSD and installing the latest version of macOS Mojave resetting NVRAM and SMC ...
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MacBook booting to black screen

I am currently unable to boot my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. When I attempt to boot, the backlight comes on, but there is no image on the screen. When I try to boot into Safe Mode (by holding Shift), ...
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startup items folder

MAC PRO 1,1 it says: Insecure Startup items folder detected .... Items in startupitems folder have not been started because the folder does not have the proper security settings my question:I ...
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Every time I turn on macbook pro I get menu for choosing startup disk

Every time when I turn on my macbook pro mid 2014 I have to choose my startup disk to continue with booting. It behaves as if I am holding the option key... However, the right option key doesnt work ...
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Can I simply make a partition on my Mac, install an OS to it, and boot from it via Startup Manner?

On my Mac, can I simply create a new partition in Disk Utility, install an Operating System to it, such Arch Linux, and then boot from it by holding alt/option during boot (Startup Manager)?
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Why won't launchctl automatically load my plist entries?

I have put several plist entries in /Library/LaunchDaemons all configured to run at load. However, after booting, none of them load up automatically. Every other script in this directory loads ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iMac loading bar gets stuck halfway then reboots

OSX 10.11.5 iMac turns on fine but loading bar gets to just over 50% and then a horizontal bar across the screen shows, then the screen goes black then to white. It stays at white then iMac turns ...
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Holding Down Control at Startup Manager (Boot Disk Selection) Screen

I noticed that when I hold the control key at the screen where you select a boot disk (the screen obtained from holding down option at startup), the straight arrow below the selected boot disk turns ...
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My Photos.app starts on system startup

Apple's new Photos.app starts on every system startup although there is no configuration settings for system startup. Here is my checklist: Users & Groups > Login Items (There is no config for ...
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com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent still trying to be loaded

I have removed Dashlane using the documented procedure, yet launchd is still trying to load com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent. I have tried issuing sudo launchctl remove com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent with no ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 Model A1278 Flashing questionmark file

My Mac started off by giving me the spinning ball of death for an unreasonable amount of time so I caused a force shut down (I know, unwise) and tried to restart it. Came up with the file error. I ...
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Why am I not able to run my startup script upon login?

I’m using OS X Yosemite. I’m trying to run an sh script upon login, but I’m having problems. I created the following file in my /Library/LaunchAgents directory … -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 604 Oct ...
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Startup Disk Full: Core File

The storage on my start up disk is being consumed by some kind of core files labeled as cores:1234 (numerical digits change). I downloaded OmniSweeper, which helped me locate these files and aware ...
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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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“Disk Utility stopped repairing Macintosh HD. Disk Utility can't repair this disk.” What now?

When I turned my computer on, it got stuck on a gray screen (nothing, no apple logo, but occasionally a spinning wheel, and I could move the mouse). I rebooted in recovery mode and got the various ...
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Sublime Text doesn't hide on startup

I added Sublime Text to my Login Items, so that it starts up automatically when I start up my Mac. However, even though I have the Hide box checked already, the app still does not hide on startup. Is ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Booting from an external SSD

I have a late 2009 i7 iMac that spends most of its time reading and swapping files from the 2TB hard drive, even though it’s only 40% full. I want to buy an affordable (240GB/£160) Firewire external ...
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Update required when turn on Mac (Yosemite)

I recently install Yosemite, I then found that every time I turn my computer off and turn it back on, it would ask for my password for an update (Update Required) it would then go through an update ...
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Programs take a long time to load after startup

After turning on my computer, logging in, and waiting for the desktop to load, I try to start a program. It takes a really long time to load, no matter which program I try. After about a minute of the ...
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how to switch to verbose output

Using Debian linux, I can switch to verbose output during shutdown and startup by pressing F2. I already know how to startup in verbose mode using cmd + V but I would like to switch to verbose mode ...