OS X :: Unable To Access Boot Menu With USB HDD

Jun 29, 2010

how to create a bootable backup of my Macintosh HD on a LaCie 500GB USB external HDD which is 2-3 years old. I formatted the drive with a GUID partition table scheme, with the volume formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), which I believe is the correct setup.

However, when I try to boot from the external HDD by holding down Option key during startup, I do not get the boot menu, instead the computer freezes at a blank grey screen and doesn't boot anything. If I remove the USB drive and do the same, the boot menu appears with Macintosh HD as the only choice (as would be expected).


OS X :: Access Boot Menu On Non - Intel Mac?

Oct 1, 2009

how do i access the boot menu on a non-intel mac? i thought it was option and D but that doesn't seem to work.

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OS X :: Menu Navigation - Access Menu From Keyboard By Using Ctrl + F2 Key

Dec 16, 2010

I recently bought myself a Macbook Pro 13-inch model and I've been loving it so far. One thing that really bugs me is how bad the menu navigation is in OS X. I just read this on Macrumors and the only way to access menu from keyboard is by using ctrl+F2 key for which I have to press ctrl+fn+f2 key since F2 is a secondary function. Also, there is no way of going directly to the middle of the menu by keyboard shortcuts, right? If that is true, Mac OS X is still not polished enough for laptops. is there are a better way to control the menu items?

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Windows On Mac :: No Internet Access Through Boot Camp - How To Access Again

Aug 6, 2010

I just recently installed Windows 7 on my macbook pro. Everything seemed to work well, especially after I installed boot camp for windows and its drivers.

However I can't seem to connect to the internet. My router is detected but when I select to connect to it I get no internet access.

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Applications :: Automator: How To Access Menu Bar

Sep 23, 2010

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OS X :: How To Access The Application Menu From The Keyboard

Jun 29, 2009

I remember seeing keyboard shortcuts such as Cmd-F2 that would allow access of the Application Menu. However, this does not work for me.

I have set the fn key to not be needed for function key access. That is, if I press f10, it acts as f10 rather than "mute."

How do I access the Application menu from the keyboard?

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Applications :: Way To Quick Access Of Terminal Via Menu Bar

May 4, 2009

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ICloud :: Cannot Access The Services Checkbox Menu

Jun 14, 2012

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcut To Access Help Menu Search Field?

Sep 2, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Access Menu Bar On MacBook Pro And Remove Items

Apr 29, 2012

This may be basic request but how do I access my menu bar on MacBook Pro and remove items?

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OS X :: Can't Get To The Mac Boot Menu

Nov 18, 2009

well at my school I was given the "privilege" to be a Linux beta tester. I chose Macpup, because it is small, works on the old computers, and looks like a mac. I wanted to try it on my Mac, but I can't get to the boot menu. I've tried holding C, +OPT+SHIFT+DELETE, but whatever I do, it doesn't work. No, twice it got there, but it was just showing a tiny folder with the mac finder logo and a question mark flicking back and forth for a few minutes, then booted mac.

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OS X :: Invisible Menu Bar At Boot

Jan 23, 2010

After upgrading to Snow Leopard, once in a while my menu bar doesn't show up after booting! See screenshot below. It's not a serious problem, since clicking once or twice suddenly brings it back to the visible world. But I'm very curious why this would happen. I have been running a clean install of SL on my aluminum macbook. This never happened with Leopard.

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OS X :: Unable To Restore - Safari Crashes - Mail Unable To Access

Oct 30, 2010

Restored my HD this AM from a TM backup and am experiencing a lot of problems which include (1) Safari and iPhoto crash upon launch, (2) Mail launches but crashes when I attempt to access an email, (3) I have several "offline images" in my Aperture Library and any attempt to access metadata results in a crash.

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Windows On Mac :: Always Show Boot Menu When Turn On

Nov 22, 2010

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Mac Pro :: Unable To Boot / Kernel Panic At Boot And Graphics Card Failure

Mar 9, 2008

Yesterday my screen (30" Apple Cinema) started showing symptoms of graphics card failure, jagged lines across the screen. I rebooted my Mac Pro and it was gone. Then it happened again an hour later, this time the machine didn't boot, I get the Apple logo, and then it hangs up and the screen is shifted to left (I get apple logo on left side of the monitor instead of the middle) and jagged lines all over.

So the first thing I tested was using Target Disk Mode, it works. I can access my Mac Pro's internal HD's by TDM from my MacBook Pro. Then I tested single user mode, it does boot, I can't read what's written since the screen is shifted to left, but if I type (without seeing) reboot and hit enter, it reboots. So I assume the single user mode is working.

What else can I try to 100% make sure it's my graphics card that failed and everything else is ok with Mac Pro? I already ordered a graphics card replacement but I wouldn't like to be surprised if the Mac Pro still doesn't boot when the card arrives. It won't boot from Apple Startup DVD either. Same thing happens, gray logo then kernel panic with jagged lines all across the shifted screen.

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OS X Server :: Unable To Boot - Held On Boot Screen?

Aug 3, 2006

So I installed osx 10.4 server on a Power Mac G4 (white/blue)

Went throught the setup screens and did a complete reformat / install.

Just boots to the loader screen. (Where the mac face shows, followed by a question mark) and just cycles over and over.

I can put the DVD in at this point and restart the install.. I did go in and check the disk permissions and disk status and both passed.

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Software :: Unable To Launch Docks, Finder, Ical - Can't See The Menu Bar

May 28, 2008

I'm writing this on Windows using Boot Camp on my Macbook.

My Mac does not want to go into Mac OSX 10.5.3

It says various programs did not launch, such as dock, finder, iCal helper, and others. I can only get to the wallpaper, I can't see the menu bar, dock, or icons.

I also don't have a backup

Is there anything I can do?

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ITunes :: Unable To Have Window Controls - Mac Menu Bar Doesn't Show-up

Jul 2, 2012

I started using OS X Lion last week. For some reason, when I launch iTunes, the window has no close button, zoom button nor minimize button. Moreover, the Mac menu bar doesn't show up. 

MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: No Internet Access On PPC Based USB Boot Drive?

Oct 25, 2010

I have my dead PowerBook's HDD in an external USB enclosure, and have set it to the boot disk on my Intel based iMac.

It loads up fine, but I cant access the System Preferences (architecture not supported it says). The Airport sees (and appears to be connected to) my wifi network, but neither Safari nor Firefox can connect to the internet.

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Mac Mini :: Os X 10.7 Won't Boot After Permission Change To No Access To Everyone

May 1, 2012

I changed permissions for HD to no access for everyone, the Mini hang up, I had to force shutdown, ever since it is stuck on the apple and rotating bars, MacMini with OS X 10.7.2! I booted in asfe mode still stuck, repair permissions using the backup hd "10.7.2 after pressing shift key" did no fix!

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Restore Macintosh HD / Removed From Finder Side Bar Menu

Jul 4, 2010

i accidentally dragged the macintosh HD off my finder side bar menu and it went "POOF" in a cloud. how do i get it back?

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OS X :: G5 Dual Boot Tiger / Leopard (Files Access)

Apr 29, 2010

I have a G5 with a Tiger startup disk. I installed the HD from my retired MBP (with Leopard) into my G5 as a second hard drive. When I boot from Tiger, I can access the files on my Leopard disk, but not vice versa. I called Apple and they said it's most likely because the Leopard disk has a Laptop configuration, therefor it wouldn't look for another hard drive connected via sata. So my question is, how can I go about getting Leopard to look for another hard drive via sata? Is there an available driver?

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OS X :: Windows / OS X Dual Boot - Access Files From One System To Other

May 17, 2010

I am a complete n00b when it comes to OSX just to warn you lol. Im just wondering, if one did a dual boot of windows alongside OSX, is it possible to access those files on the windows partition from OSX and likewise, is it possible to access those files on the OSX partition from wndows? Also, will Time Capsule only back up files from OSX or from across the whole mac? Sorry if this is a stupid question, as I am looking into buying a macbook and was wondering if this is possible.

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OS X :: Unable To Access 802.1X Tab

Oct 14, 2009

I am unable to access the "802.1X" tab in "Network Preferences". When I click on it, the tab turns grey, but no menu pops up. I tried doing a Safe Boot and changing settings there, but when I tried to save settings, the "Network Preferences" shuts down abruptly.

I did not have this problem until I tried to connect to a University Network, which has WPA2 Enterprise security and the need to create a new user profile in this "802.1X" tab to access the internet (ridiculous, isn't it?).

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MacBook Pro :: Installed Windows 7 Using Boot Camp Assistant - No Access

Dec 21, 2010

I installed Windows 7 to my macbook pro simply using the boot camp assistant, then again simply I deleted the windows partition. I cannot access to windows but every time I open my mac, it tries to open windows and a black screen comes, saying that I need to insert a disc or something like that.

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp V3.0 - Deny Access To Mac/Win Partitions From Either Side?

Oct 26, 2009

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and Windows 7 Premium installed via Boot Camp v3.0 (equal 64GB partitions on a 128GB SSD). Both OS�s are running fast and smoothly without any major issues � except for the following:

-When I am logged into Snow Leopard, I can open and access all the folders and files for all users on the Windows 7 partition (but you cannot write to them).

-When I am logged into Windows 7, I can open and access all the folders and files for all users on the Snow Leopard partition (but you cannot write to them).

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Access PC

Aug 7, 2009

I wasn't sure what forum to put this in. I apologize if this is the wrong one. Anyhow, I was able to connect to my PC the other day to get some mp3s transferred to my macbook. I did this over the wireless network in my home. I know want to move a few more files but my PC is not showing up as being shared on my mac. And my macbook isn't showing up in the network on my PC. Both computers are connected to the internet now and working. But I just can't access them from each other. I just got my first Mac a few days ago so I am very uneducated on this stuff right now. Do you guys have any idea how I could fix this?

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App Store :: Unable To Access It

Apr 5, 2012

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IMac :: G5 Won't Boot - Invalid Memory Access At 0SRRO (then A Long Address)

Nov 7, 2010

My 17" ALS Imac is not booting (tiger OS). I will preface this by stating the hard drive has been whining and making a lot of noise for the past year or two. Anyway, a few days ago it froze up and I had to pull the power plug. I tried to restart and got a plain gray screen and saw a question mark. Now when I try to retsart I get a plain gray screen with the following message:

Invalid memory access at: 0SRRO: (then a long address)
To continue booting type "mac-boot"
To shut down type "shut down"

After I type mac-boot the hard drive (or cd drive?) starts racing quite loudly and then it freezes up and displays a grayish screen with dozens of short, yellowish, horizontal lines and I have to pull the plug again. I have been anticipating a hard driver failure for a while so at first assumed that was the problem, but now I see this memory error and am not so sure. I was planning to purchase a 1 TB drive and maybe upgrade the OS at the same time . Basically I am wondering if I should go ahead and do this or run some additional diagnostics first in case it's something else?

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OS X :: Unable To Connect / Access Some Websites

Aug 9, 2009

I am new to Mac and have been struggling with this issue for the last week or so: there are a few websites I cannot access anymore (such as www.westpac.com.au, www.telstra.com.au, www.optus.com.au and a few others). As far as I can guess it is not:strictly *.au website related (or at least I think) because I can access some others *.au websites and some other in *.com or *.fr don't work either. My ISP (iinet in Australia) as the websites mentioned above work from my PC when I connect it from home. Below the result from a PING on the first 2 websites in the list above:

PING www.westpac.com.au ( 56 data bytes
36 bytes from TenGigabitEthernet7-1.ken29.Sydney.telstra.net ( Communication prohibited by filter
Vr HL TOS Len ID Flg off TTL Pro cks Src Dst
4 5 00 5400 0ea6 0 0000 38 01 978d

PING www.telstra.com.au ( 56 data bytes
--- www.telstra.com.au ping statistics ---
37 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

I have this issue from both my iMac and my Macbook Air, on which I have set up no firewall or other specific filter. I am using a Belkin modem, on which I have desactivated the WiFi to use a TimeCapsule as a WiFi router. I get the same issue when I try to connect from Safari, Firefox or Chrome. I have exhausted all tips and tricks I have from the PC word.

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OS X :: Unable To Access Google And Some Other Websites

Feb 8, 2010

I cannot access google and a few other websites. Could this be a virus? The google search bar on safari doesnt work either. I am on admin account so parental control is out as well.

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OS X :: Unable To Access Shares On Windows 7 PC

Feb 16, 2010

Basically, I'm trying to get all of the files off a hfs partition on an external harddrive so that I can reformat the drive. The problem is that my Windows machine is the only one with enough space to do this, and, of course, Windows cannot see the hfs partition, and I can't remove it. So I've been trying to copy the files from my Macbook Pro across the network. Unfortunately, this is the part that has proven difficult. My Windows machine does not show up in the list of shares in Finder, so I need to use Go > Connect to Server. While this works initially after first booting up.

It seems to disconnect after a few minutes and all attempts to reconnect just display a connecting box for a short while, and then an error message; "Connection Failed. There was an error connecting to the server. Check the server name or IP address and try again." I can ping my Windows machine, so there is nothing wrong with the IP, or the connection on a basic level, but for some reason I cannot connect. I've tried disabling Firewalls on both machines, and that hasn't helped. One thing I did notice is that the connection seems to remain stable as long as I do not access the network on my Windows machine. For instance, earlier this evening it disconnected as soon as I tried to use the internet.

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Access Macdrive

Mar 25, 2010

Basically, I have a USB drive (Seagate Free Agent) and a Seagate 200 gig HDD. Originally, these were formatted as OSX extended volumes. When I decided to donate them to another PC, I used MacDrive to access them.

I have since formatted them both as NTFS. After electing to reinstall Windows 7, I found to my surprise that neither drive could be read at all. It wasn't until I installed MacDrive 8 that I was able to read them once again.

Why would drives that have been formatted in a native Windows volume still require MacDrive to just to be able to access them?

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MacBook Pro :: Set Permissions On 2nd HDD - Unable To Access

Jul 3, 2010

I changed the permissions on my 2nd HDD in my optibay, and now I cannot access the drive. A little lock is displayed with the icon, and when i try to access it is says "you do not have permission to see its contents."

I changed the permissions in the first place because I formatted my primary SSD drive and was having trouble gaining access to some folders on the secondary drive. I got tired of setting "read and write" for each and individual folder, and so I clicked on the small drop-down menu with the gear that allowed me to set it for all the folder within that drive. I set "read and write", and after about an hour it finished processing that command. However, after it finished, the permissions read "custom" instead and I was denied access to everything on the drive.

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MacBook :: Unable To Use Internet Access?

Aug 3, 2010

I spent a year in Turkey as an exchange student, and of course I brought my macbook with me. In Turkey they are kind of uptight about which websites you're allowed to visit.

Youtube, last.fm and myspace are all blocked for (ridiculous) political reasons. Not really a problem, I could acces them via sites like vtunnel etc.

Now I'm back at home since several weeks, but still I'm not able to visit these sites and I get the same government-warning in Turkish. Anyone knows how to convince my macbook that I'm back in the free world?

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Software :: Unable To Access Site?

Jul 9, 2009

Anyone out here using [URL] successfully? I have not been able to access the site for over 3 weeks. I keep getting an error message when trying to access the webmail:

"ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.

Nor am I able to get a hold of support (email bounces back). If anyone that is successfully using [URL:..] could you send an email to support telling them that numerous users are not able to access the the mail server. I guess this is provided that they haven't hung it up.

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Access IDisk?

Apr 3, 2012

I am unable to access My iDisk in my MacBook Pro.

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ICloud :: Unable To Access Mac.com Email Through It?

Apr 4, 2012

I have a mac.com account and I've just started having problems logging in and checking my in-box. The issue arose yesterday afternoon (3/4/12)  and I'm currently unable to receive email from my mac.com account on my macbook, iPhone or through iCloud. This is what happens when I try to access my account on each device or application: When I try to access my email though the mail client on my macbook this message appears.  "The iCloud IMAP server “p02-imap.mail.me.com” rejected the password for user “helenlryan1” Enter your password again or cancel. I enter my password and it is rejected. This has never happened before and now my account is 'offline" My account details are the same and I've not changed them. I migrated my MobileMe account over to iCould on 30 March and upgraded to Lion on 31 March.. When I open my mail account in iCloud a message appears telling me: 'There was a problem loading the application due to possible network error or missing resources. Please try again"  I currently have no access to my email.

Mac OS X (10.7.3), ICloud Password Problems

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Access Mail

Apr 14, 2012


Unable to access mail

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Access Facebook

May 30, 2012

For the past week I haven't been able to access Facebook. All other sites are fine. I tried Firefox, clearing cookies etc and called the cable company.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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