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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No responsive MacBook air

Tried starting in the morning after power drained, plugged in, everything came back for a few seconds then the screen went black. Can't restart. If I hold powe button down 10 sec machine emits an ...
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Setup a password. But now when entering the password it says wrong password

I just bought a MacBook Air 11 inch, mid 2013 edition. When I started my MBA to go through the initial setup assistant, the voice over feature was on. So I learned how to go through with that but I ...
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/StartupItem/ Error, How to resolved the issue?

I'm using Macbook Pro late 2011 and I'm getting this error in my startup. I've already performed Repair Disk Permission in my Utilities; I've also upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion (10.8.3) but ...
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Java class file could not be launched on startup

I'm not sure what happened but now when I boot up my Mac I get this message that pops up every time: "The Java class file "myClass.class" could not be launched. Check the Console for possible error ...
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mac doesnt boot after single user mode

I had brought an external hard disk to use as a time machine. There was a problem while trying to partition, so i booted into single user mode and ran the ffsck command. This returned an error, and ...
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MacBook Pro Sluggish boot

My MacBookPro has been extremely slow at the startup. Is there something similar to Window's System Registry that I can see all the boot files and uncheck what I don't need? I'm running Mac OS X ...
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How to image and deploy a Bootcamp setup?

We are rolling out iMac's and MacBook Pro's throughout the business and are setting them up with Boot Camp and an option to boot into Windows 7. Essentially the partition is just split down the ...
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Auto run a UI app and click a button on startup

I want to do two things when my Mac boots up: 1) Run an app 2) Click a button on that app Any suggestions for how I can accomplish this? FWIW, this is app I haven't written so I can't change source ...
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Troubleshooting Slugglish Post-desktop Startup

I have a mid-2010 MBP, with 8gb RAM and an aftermarket 7200RPM hard drive, running Snow Leopard 10.6. I have been using this SL install for about 10 months, and the desktop is barely usable for 3-5 ...
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Why does it take so long to boot and shut down my MacBook Air?

It takes about 90 seconds to boot and shut down my MacBook Air. I have got it this year. I have checked numerous things on the Internet but they don't help at all. What do I do?
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Filesystem check on startup

as Mac OS X in part is an *nix operating system. Will the filesystem of my computer be checked periodically? How to check when the next check will be triggered, if it is checked periodically? My ...
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Flashing folder with question mark, spinning beachball when wakes up

My MacBook is acting weird recently. It starts to show flashing folder with question mark during bootup and spinning beach ball when it wakes up from a long sleep. When these happens, I will have to ...
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Recovery HD mounts on startup

Recently I was messing around with Backtrack 4r2, and created a USB "live CD" and started from it. I normally run the live CD in a VM, but wanted to see if I could install it on the USB as a separate ...
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USB Lion Recovery Disk fails to boot

Per What's a reliable method to create a stand alone recovery disk for Lion?, I'm attempting to create a two-partition thumbdrive such that one of the partitions is the Recovery Disk created by ...
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How to check what is starting Finder?

I have Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, and installed the Path Finder file manager for replacing the builtin Finder. Because of that, I have Path Finder setup so that the original Finder is quit during ...
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macbook with mac OS 10.5.- not booting past apple logo

For the past few days, my old macbook told me that it wa not charging, although the plug was plugged in. Unplugging it would just stop the computer from working, so the battery would really not charge....
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MacBook will not turn on

I have a MacBook pro and it won't turn on. Basically I press the power button and the White light at the front turns on. Then a few seconds later it just crashes and the White light goes off then the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I tried to reset a Macbook Pro but it doesn't show a startup disk [duplicate]

I recently got my hands on a used Macbook Pro at work that people were throwing out. I attempted to completely reset it and followed some instructions online by deleting the disk on startup. This is ...
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MacBook Pro Touchbar stuck when starting up

So I tried booting up my MacBook Pro in safe mode, but it got stuck. When starting up it just shows a black screen with the white apple logo. The top bar with an apple logo on the left and next to it ...
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macos Chrome keeps starting at login

Chrome is starting at login sometimes (not every login) but it is not part of the startup items set in System Preferences > Users & Group > Login Items. The "Open at Login" option is also not ...
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How do I convince macOS to launch a given application on startup instead of the Finder?

How do you convince the Mac to launch an application other than the Finder on startup? I do not mean "Login items," or even LaunchDaemons. I mean that I want to be able to delete the Finder entirely ...
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Macbook pro screen flicker unable to start

My MacBook pro 15” retina was having screen flicker issue & given to apple authorized service centre. They have formatted the disk & reinstalled OS & told me that there was no hardware ...
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MacBook Pro 2009 question mark folder screen - holding down option shows my mouse [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro 2009 (A1278) is having an issue. When I power it up it shows a blinking folder with a question mark. I have tried most of the options that I've seen, none of them showing any signs of ...
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Unable to boot even in Safe mode

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I am unable to boot into it even in Safe mode. No significant updates were performed with the last week. After a restart yesterday, my MacBook would ...
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Is there a way to mute internal speakers on startup without unplugging headphones?

Some backstory: I use my MacBook at odd hours and don't want to disturb anybody with the loud startup chime. As you may well know, you can mute that by pressing the Mute key before shutdown with the ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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Set the mode for next boot from the terminal

I'd like to be able to boot into the recovery mode the next time the machine boots not by using the start up key presses. I'm already logged in in normal user mode - can I set this in the terminal? ...
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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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MacBook Pro will not boot, begins to load then hangs with white screen [duplicate]

I am unable to get my MacBook Pro to boot. It turns on, and the Apple logo + loading bar appear however after a minute or so of loading it eventually changes to a white/grey screen and just hangs. ...
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Startup disk space mysteriously being consumed

Lately, my Mac OS X Yosemite has been having this weird issue where my startup disk keeps getting consumed by an unknown source. Every time I restart my computer, the disk space would come back (let'...
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Yosemite Single User Mode

Does "Single User Mode" still work, post v10.10.x ? I tried the following instructions, without success: OS X Yosemite: Start up in single-user mode To troubleshoot your computer’s startup ...
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How to do a clean OS X 10.11 reinstall when shift key stuck

My left shift key is stuck down (wiring-wise, not just mechanically stuck) - fine, I changed my password to be all caps and once I'm logged in I use Karabiner and Seil to disable the key, and because ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 HD locks on boot

Today my laptop has started to lock the HD. When booted it either stays black with the fans going nuts or it loads up a dialog to reset pw. In this window I can choose startup disk from the top left ...
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How to resolve the 100% disk usage on my iMac 27" (late 2013) when in Bootcamp bootup

I own an iMac from the late 2013 series, it is the core i7 with 32GB RAM. I eventually established that using Bootcamp would allow for a better experience when working in Windows land (I am both an ...
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No startup disks are available during boot

I had my Macbook running in Boot Camp. I used the Boot Camp Assistant and selected to reboot into OS X. When it rebooted, it immediately started up into Recovery mode. I did a verify disk and it ...
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MacBook Pro Retina Hanging on White Boot Screen

My 15" MacBook Pro Retina has an issue that, on startup, the initial all-white screen shows in conjunction with the start-up chime and remains there for several seconds (up to 15-20 in extreme cases). ...
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MacBookPro10,1 had problems booting, now some system images are pink and fuzzy

A friend just recently bought a MacBookPro10,1 (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) off of craigslist, it all checked out and worked fine until we erased the hard drive and reinstalled Mavericks (...
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Won't turn on after dead battery

I have mountain lion on MacBook pro mid 2012. So if my battery dies, because I left noSleep on or just because of being sat untouched for a week off of 2%, when I turn my computer on, Instead of the ...
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MacPro4,1 USB Boot?

Just bumped into an odd problem with my MacPro4,1 (2009/Nehalem) wherein I cannot boot from USB bootable disks. My various disks are recognized from System Preferences -> Startup Disk, however they ...
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Apps that were open when I restart still open on startup even though I disabled that? [duplicate]

I'm on an iMac mid-2010 with OS X Mountain Lion. I disabled the feature that reopens windows the next time I startup my computer after a restart, but for some reason the windows that I had open when ...
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macbook pro with filevault loses startup disk

My MBP (13inch, late 2011) sometimes loses it's startup disk when I have powered it off by holding the power button for 10 seconds. Not every time, but one time out of 5. (See my other question on my ...
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Mac operating system from disc at startup

Hello everyone and thank you in advance. I have just downloaded Linux Ubuntu and put it on a disk. What i want to do is to hold C during the Mac startup so that I can choose to boot my mac through ...
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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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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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How to make the pcscd daemon load at startup on Lion?

I've got an obscure cryptographic USB token that works pretty good with Lion except I need to run... sudo /usr/sbin/pcscd -adf ...each time I want to use it because it doesn't load automatically. ...

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