Intel Mac :: Keeps Starting Up In Safe Mode - How To Stop This?

Jun 9, 2012

My imac keeps starting up in safe mode how can i stop this?

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Logic Studio, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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IMac (Intel) :: Powers Down While Starting In Safe Boot Mode Running OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

Sep 9, 2014

My 2014 21" iMac powers itself down after about 10 seconds while trying to startup in safe boot mode. I'm not even sure why it is trying to start in safe boot mode. I shut it down after a power outage while plugged into an APS UPS. I'm guessing that since I interrupted the auto shutdown it is restarting in safe boot mode. Either way, I get a grey screen with a big apple and a progress bar. The progress bar gets to about a tenth full and the power just shuts off. 

I've tried starting up while holding the alt key to select the Macintosh HD. The same thing happens.

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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I started (because I wanted to) my MBA into safe mode. Just hadn't tried it before. It took, what seemed, an inordinate amount of time to boot.

I pressed the shift ket at the BONG and released at the spinning gear screen. Is this normal? Does OS X perform disc read/write, verification, cache handling, etc. that causes the lengthy boot.

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My MacBook pro is only starting in safe mode and it's not recognizing my password. I have a cd in the notebook and it won't come out so I can't put in another disk if I needed to.

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IMac (Intel) :: Booting In Safe Mode Only - How To Boot Up In Normal Mode

Sep 3, 2014

My iMac24" can't booting in normal mode, but booing in safe mode only.

how to boot up in normal mode. If I restart the system, it is showing the apple logo and not going to Finder.

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iMac, maverics

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Intel Mac :: Starting With A Safe Boot?

Jun 6, 2012

Why is my iMac starting up with a safe boot?

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Intel Mac :: It Cannot Start In Safe Mode

Apr 3, 2012

Did a Shift - Command-V and the black screen showing all the startup steps appeared and it all looked good except: AFL Alart Sockwed cant update and INIT Reboot transmit failed. All else looks good. I have tried this 3 times and never go past that point. Then the screen turns off white like it does when it starts normally before the apple appears and the last time the screen went black. †

I have tried starting with just the Shift Key and computer starts up but not in safe mode. I have tired starting with the OS X disk and the C key and it will not recognize the disk.I used the #1 disk since the instructions are printed on the disk. Did not work so I tried disk 2 and I get a menu to start the OS or tools. If I click on either one the screen goes white and stays that way.

computer starts fine and provides a login window, and then the desktop screen with screen saver pictures in perfect color. As it goes through starting programs it starts the same programs that is had open when the computer originally crashed. Even when I close them, before it locks up again, and I am forced to restart the same programs open up to the same place. Its like the computer is frozen in one location and will not go beyond that point. Eventually the screen turns white and sometimes black and sometimes gray.

Tech support thought it was the video card, put a new one in but did not fix the problem and then said it was not that but that it was the monitor. I said that did not make sense since the monitor and desktop icons and pictures are beautiful and clear. They then said it was the inverter board on the monitor and Apple only replace the whole thing. I purchased an inverter board and replace it. No change. The tech person said that the computer works find without the monitor connected - I will see if that is correct next. Isn't that a more systimatic testing procedure then trying parts to see if it works? Oh I did do the complete long hardware test. Took about an hour and it passed! Isn't this strange?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Intel Mac :: How To Start In Safe Mode

Apr 20, 2012

my Imac takes 5 minutes to start , most of the time it is a blue screen....

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Intel Mac :: How To Boot Up In Safe Mode

Jun 6, 2012

How do I boot in a safe mode my iMac? I hold down the shift key after the whistle when turns on but it take me to the normal screen.

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Intel Mac :: Always Starts Up On Safe Mode?

Jun 13, 2012

Everytime I start up my iMac (2011, 27 inch, OS X 10.7.4 Lion) it starts on what seems to be safe mode. After starting up on safe mode, I restart (not shut down, just restart) again, then it comes back normally.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Possible To Password Protect Safe Mode?

Jun 6, 2012

Is it possible to place a password when booting into safe mode on my Mac. Let me explain a little more. I know that the accounts are all their and you can place passwords on the user accounts, but here is my problem. I use k9 web filtering and when you boot up in safe mode it does not work and you have unfiltered access to the internet. Is it possible to only allow the system admin to boot into safe mode with a password so no one else would have access? Its a work around the filter I am trying to block.

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Back Up In Safe Mode

Jun 5, 2014

My 27" iMac will only start in safe mode. I need to back it up before service, but it will not read (or see) any external drives that I plug in.  How do I back it up in safe mode? 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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Software :: Intel I Mac Won't Start / Wont Go In Safe Mode?

Jan 18, 2009

I turn the machine on and the apple icon comes up and the thinking gear comes up but It won't go anywhere else I can't even get into safe mode.

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Intel Mac :: Keeps Booting In Safe Mode Plus Kernel Panic?

Apr 17, 2012

a bit complicated.   I have a 3 year old iMac, Snow Leopard 10.5.2 on the dics, but I updated it so..a pretty receent version of Snow Leopard. I had had kernel panics before- it turned out to be a bad RAM chip, replaced it and it fixed the problem. 

This time, I was hoping it was the same. I got a new RAM chip, swapped them out and ID'ed the bad one.  Reseated the RAM. Probelm is, when I was trying to fix the problem, I had booted in Safe Mode.  Now the iMac starts up normally- the chime, the Apple- AND the Safe Mode bar.

Which progresses for about 5 seconds before another Kernel panic descends.  This happens whether the keyboard is connected or not.  At this point the Safe Mode at startup bugs me more than the kernel panics! Sigh. 

I wonder if there's any key combo on startup I could try to at least get out of Safe Mode before Kernel panic sets in.  When my laptop has a kernel panic i can usually repair with Disk repair on CD.   I realize this sounds hopeless!  And i need it repaired, but money is an issue.

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Intel Mac :: Computer Just Freezes - Select What Drivers Want On Boot When Starting In Regular Mode?

Apr 19, 2012

It's a 2.16 intel Core 2 duo with the ATI Radeon X1600 128MB video and I'm running OSX 10.7.3. It started happening on Snow leopard so I thought maybe upgrading to Lion would fix it but it has continued exactly the same. I've had an issue for a while now where the computer would just freeze all of a sudden. It happened after a few days at times while sometimes it happen right after a reboot.  

Here are the things I've tried. 

1. I upgraded to lion

2. I replaced the ram

3. Look at the crash log but found nothing

4. Ram mem check utility but it found nothing 

I can boot the computer in safe mode by holding the shift key and it works perfect with no freezing but I loose audio support becuase I think it's not loading the audio drivers. Question is: Can I select what drivers I want on boot when starting in regular mode not safe mode in order to try to disable drivers until I find the issue? Is there anyplace else that I can find which driver caused the computer to freeze after a freeze/crash? If I can ID the driver is there a way to update/replace the driver if it doesn't come up in "software update"? I'm thinking it's the video driver becuase I would occationally get some weird things happening on the screen that I attributed to an older display. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), ATI Radeon X1600 3GB ram Core 2 Duo

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Jul 1, 2012

I've read the posts regarding this issue and have

1) Reset the PRAM
2) Successfully viewed the choice of both of my startup disks
3) Had success starting up in Safe Mode

When I restart after Safe Boot, I get the same no-go. What now?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac (Intel) :: Hard Disk Is Full And Can't Get To Safe Mode

Aug 26, 2014

I turned on my iMac (20in 2008 model) and after the apple logo appears, I get a gray screen that says "process 1 exec of sbin/launched failed". I'm pretty sure it's because my hard disk is full. I tried booting up in safe mode, but my wireless keyboard battery died. I put in new batteries, but I need to get to the desktop to reconnect the keyboard. I tried using a usb wired keyboard, but it doesn't power up until I'm on the desktop screen. I don't know what else to do. I need a keyboard to boot to safe mode, but I need to be fully booted to work the keyboard.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Intel Mac :: Gray Screen On Start Up - Backup Files Using Safe Mode?

Mar 8, 2012

I'm getting the gray screen when I startup.†I tried using the install disc to repair the utility, but it said it cannot be repaired. I had to use a plug-in mouse instead of my normal wireless mouse to get the startup disc out on a restart. I want to now startup in safe mode, but holding down shift during startup with my wireless keyboard doesn't work. Do I need to have a plug-in type keyboard for this function to work? Can you backup files using safemode?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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Jun 22, 2012

The computer speaks during a training mode and will not stop. How do you get the settings changed?

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Apr 13, 2012

Been having probs w Mac Pro w Lion seeming to hang on shutdown/restart. Have 'reopen windows' unchecked in prefs.  Was able to run through safe mode boot once but now seems to hang about 20% in everytime.  Have had to do shutdowns w power button (I hate that) or /by ctrl-option-command-esc Boot single user run rack -fy says 'apparently ok'Mount -uw / reports removed 10 orphaned or unlinked files and 10 directories?

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Mac Pro, 2xDual2.66, 4GB, GeForce 7300 GT, 23" Apple LCD, Mac OS X (10.5), G4 Cube, Rev A/C iMac, NeXTCube,PwrMac8500,Quadras,SE30s,MacPlus

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OS X :: Won't Work With Kernal Panic / No Safe Mode And Target Disk Mode

Jul 6, 2010

I have a 15" mbp with 10.6 Intel core duo, 4gb ram with a boot camp and ubuntu partition through parallels. The other day I was installing xcode from apple's website, which failed 3 times after downloading saying the package couldn't be expanded. I left my computer for a while and came back where i then had to log in again. it rejected my password numerous time (i'm positive it was correct). when i restarted my computer i got a kernal panic screen when the apple logo came up. it told me to restart the computer which i did. didn't work. i restarted with the osx cd to use the disk utility. when it checked the drive it found a bunch of errors, which i then tried to correct. it went for a couple minutes then told me they couldn't be fixed and i should try to back up my data and reinstall osx. i don't know how to back up my hard drive when i can't log into my account. i've tried to boot in target disk mode and copy some files that way, but the only disk the other computer sees is my windows partition- no mac partition.

i've also tried these, none of these have worked: restarting in safe mode resetting the ram and pram booting with different sticks of ram all result in a kernal panic.

my windows partition still works fine though (as much as i hate to say it) the only things I really care about on my computer are my files from school and my itunes library. is there any way i can get these files off my computer?

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Aug 21, 2014

I'm not sure what to do.  I haven't tried resetting NVRAM/PRAM or the PMU/SMC, but are there other options I can try besides those?

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Intel Mac :: Wifi Stop Working After Sleep Mode?

May 28, 2012

I have two different iMacs: late 2011 and Mid 2010. Both imacs wifi stop working after sleep mode. ***?! Ipod and iphones work properly at is time. I have checked disk utils and fixed permissions. Everything is updated. Maybe there is the way to reenable wifi module without rebooting my computers?

Im very dissapointed apple imacs. Lcd of mid 2010 being changing for the second time. Last time it worked ok for 5 month. ***?! Is it ok for lcd screen? Or maybe I should turn into hackintosh to avoid poor-quality hardware? Rofl. **** I have only apple devices and starting nervous about it.

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 5, 2014

My Mac Pro main boot drive us encrypted. I booted into recovery mode the other day & it wouldn't let me boot back o my main drive. Now upon start up I can't enter either recovery mode nor safe mode nor chose the main drive to boot from. I'm absolutely stymied in what to do.

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May 2, 2012

I try to put my iMac (Lion) in the sleeping mode. The screen becomes black but the hard disk doesn't stop. I don't see any live process in the activity monitor. This problem was not there before and I have no idea to correct it.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 5, 2014

My printer won't stop printing in duplex mode.  I have disabled all duplex settings and it's still printing double sided.

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I have been unable to restart me computer after a software update (White screen/apple logo/spinning wheel continuously). I have tried to start up in safe mode (holding down shift key) but it hasn't worked.

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Nov 30, 2008

my computer wont run in regular mode. The problem occurred when I was changing my resolution and I pressed the wrong one. The screen went blank so I restarted, then the screen turned black after the apple logo. Now I can only run in safe boot. Is there any way to change the res. for the regular boot in the safe boo mode?

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