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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Monitor processes during startup that changes umask

Two days ago I began noticing permission problems with my web projects, I had to keep resetting permission so apache could read or write. What a pain! After hours of confusion I finally realized that ...
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Prevent iTunes from Opening with Windows Start?

Everytime I boot my Windows 7 x64 PC, iTunes loads. I have iTunes 12.2.1.16. No iPad or iPhone is connected. I removed all iTunes entries from MSConfig startup, boot, and services. I also ran CCleaner ...
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Mac OS X startup manager always appears (option key inverted?)

I set up a fresh install of OS X 10.7.5 on a mid 2007's MacMini2,1 and installed my personal stuff like some components via Homebrew. After a few restarts it stopped booting automatically into my OS. ...
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MacBook Pro won't start up

This is a 15" 2010 model that came with OS X 10.6 and now has 10.10 installed. After turning the computer on I can hear the startup chime and the power adapter indicator light lights up. The Apple ...
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Fast external startup-disk for Macbook Air: SSD1 or Thunderbolt?

I bought a MacBook Air 13.3″ i7 8 GB RAM 128 GB SSD (early 2014) some months ago and found out that the 128 GB are definitely not enough! To somehow rectify my problem I though of buying a fast ...
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Post-boot and login notification

I am using 10.10.2 and I have limited experience with Terminal. I would like to create a script which would notify me (on screen) when all of the startup processes are completed, post-login. The boot ...
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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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Boot MacBook Pro from USB stick

Concerning a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. As you know when pressing alt during startup there is the possibility of selecting which disc/drive/memory you want to boot from. For example if you have a ...
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2011 i5 27" imac wired keyboard does not power up

I have tried 3 keyboards and every one does not get power until after OS X starts it's boot sequence, it seem the USB bus is not getting power until about a minute after startup. I am therefore unable ...
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Does Time Machine improve startup time?

This may initially sound like a question, and I'm by no means a amateur user of the OSX Operating system(s). However, upon recently upgrading to Yosemite, my system has become SUPER slow to boot, ...
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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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OSX hangs on startup after large file search caused a crash (Mavericks 10.9.5)

Well, my computer won't startup. Gray screen on regular startups, black screen with no cursor on safe mode startup. It started after a everything froze while performing a massive file search in ...
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Yosemite freeze at boot - no safe boot + I/O error

Yesterday everything was fine but today my macbook freeze/stuck during the boot. I've done this: check + repair permission (nothing changed) check + repair disk (nothing changed) tried safemode (...
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I have installed Windows 8 on my Mac. Now, when starting up and selecting Mac, it begins to start, then shuts down

I have had Windows 8 installed with bootcamp on my Mac. The disc was partitioned to allow both Mac and Windows to be used. When I now go to use MacOS, it begins to start up for a minute then shuts ...
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'Macintosh HD' not bootable anymore after installing Yosemite on a second disk

So I installed a second HDD that I plan on eventually using as my main system disk and did a fresh install of Yosemite on it. The thing, is that I'd like to boot back into the original Macintosh HD so ...
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How to run a script on login whilst being hidden

I have an applescript (scpt) script that I would like to run on login of a user. I would like the script not be visible in the dock, menu bar, etc. (This would probably mean running it in the ...
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2012 iMac stuck at grey screen after reinstall, plus the inability to restore from backup prior to this. Please help!

Okay I'm just going to list out what has happened over the past 24 hours: Lost a bunch of files. Tried to restore from backup. After waiting for about an hour, it just randomly stopped at around 40/...
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Macbook won't boot

I have a Macbook pro 13" that won't boot up. I searched for solutions online and the issue seemed battery related to me. I opened the back panel of my Mac and took out the RAM and placed it back. ...
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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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MacBook Hangs on Boot at seemingly different stages each time

Our Macbook hangs on startup and doesn't boot into the desktop environment. The most notable problem is that the Macbook doesn't make the usual startup sound when we boot up. It doesn't make any ...
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After using a virus scanner to clean my Mac, it will no longer start

I had been getting a lot of pop-ups and browser ads on my Mac and I suspected it might be due to a virus so I installed Avast. After running a virus scan, Avast found 10 viruses and 18 warnings, which ...
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Loading gif and progress bar on start up

After doing a pram and a smc reset my late 2011 mac book pro 10.8 shows the apple logo on a grey screen with a loading gif and a progress bar which once finished the mac just turns off. I have got ...
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Unable to start after having applied all known recovery steps

Traditional recovery steps After a forced startup due to a wifi connection issue, the startup stayed stuck with a grey screen, Apple logo and turning spinning indicator. Then I tried all the ...
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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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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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Question marks folder when I turn on my mac

I recently tried to reinstall macOS on my MacBook Air 2017 (Catalina) because it was slow and full of problems (for example, I didn't have any disk space though I had deleted and uninstalled ...
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How to hide an application at startup?

I set an app (Mutify) to hide, assuming it would then no longer show its window at startup. But it's still showing the main window at startup. Am I misunderstanding the use of "Hide" in this ...
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Mac OS X ElCaptain error and now whenever I startup it always directo to OS elcaptain installer [duplicate]

so I tried upgrading my Lion os to High sierra and I saw one video on youtube saying that I need to download the El captain in order to update my Macbook Air 2012. After downloading, the installer ...
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I recovered keychain files from a half wiped drive. Now nothing happens when I try to add them to my keychain app. What can I do?

I wanted to downgrade from Big Sur Beta because of some bugs in apps. I followed the first few steps found on the Apple support website. I got up to Step 4; Reformat and partition your startup disk. I ...
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Macbook pro - resetting NVRAM [duplicate]

My 2010 MacBook Pro is stuck at the Apple logo and spinner (followed by a circle with a line through it). I accidentally mis-typed and altered the NVRAM setting. (as this sudo nvrm "rd=...
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Macbook Pro (2015) Only Booting From GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I'm having an issue where my Macbook Pro (2015) does not identify the correct startup disk so I cannot boot from MacOS which I would like to do. I recently attempted to remove Ubuntu from my computer ...
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Startup Manager not showing Bootable USB drive

I am trying to create a fresh install of OS X on a MacBook Pro (2009 - A1278 - El Capitan 10.11.6 - 2.26Ghz - 8GB DDR3 - 240SSD) so I can sell it. My problem is, I have created a USB bootable drive ...
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Why do Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently open at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items'

Starting around 2018, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently launch for me at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items' I noticed this first around Mac ...
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Macbook AIr Running OS X Catalina - suddenly started installing / boot loop?

My wife got a new Macbook Air (rose gold) a few months ago and when she opened it up this morning and tried to log in, the computer suddenly went black, to apple logo, and then the progress bar. Then ...
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Macbook pro won’t start after what seems to be an overheat emergency shutdown

My mac is a MBP Retina mid-2012, running Catalina. I don’t think it matters but the power cord is damaged. I have another one, a brand new genuine power adapter. I was using the old one (which was ...
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Mounting External Drive in Single User Mode When Internal Drive Unmountable

2010 iMac running OS X 10.12.6 is failing to start up (progress bar gets to about 75% and then it powers down). I have exhausted all of the following to try to at least salvage some files: Go to ...

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