Mac Startup Issues: Tips and Tricks to Solve Them

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Now hold the Shift button on your computer keyboard and while holding it, just press the turn on the button of your Mac.
  3. You can lift off your finger from the Shift key after seeing the login Mac screen.
  1. Turn off the computer completely and then turn on your Mac.
  2. Wait for Mac’s startup sound and once you hear it, immediately hold the Shift key.
  3. Release the pressed key once the login screen or the desktop appears on your Apple computer.
  1. First of all, turn off your Mac entirely.
  2. Switch on the Mac again.
  3. Once the Mac turn on sound plays, immediately tap and hold these button on your Mac keyboard: Command + Option + P + R. All you have to do is keep holding on these keys altogether. Keep in mind that you have to do this before the grey screen appears while the Mac is starting up.
  4. Keep holding those keys. You have to do this till the Mac reboots automatically.
  5. At last, when the Mac restarts the second time, you can release the keys.
  6. Mac will complete the rest of the startup process on its own.
  1. Turn off the Mac facing startup issues.
  2. Remove the power cord of your Mac.
  3. Wait for 15 seconds at least.
  4. Plugin the power cable back on your Mac.
  5. Wait for 5 seconds after inserting the power cable.
  6. Now start your Mac as you always do by pressing the Power button.
  1. Shut down the device.
  2. Take out the batteries from the Mac Notebook.
  3. Long press the power key for a minimum of 5 seconds.
  4. Take off your finger from the power button.
  5. Connect the batteries again.
  6. Switch on the device.
  1. Shut down the device.
  2. On the default keyboard, hit and hold the left Shift + Control + Option buttons altogether and at the same time.
  3. Keep them holding and then turn on the laptop at the same time by pressing the power key for 10 seconds.
  4. After that, release all of the keys at the same time once you have pressed the power key for more than 10 seconds.
  5. Now turn on the device as you always do.
  1. When your Mac finishes the start-up process, you have to go the System Preferences by clicking on the gear or settings icon from the Dock.
  2. Head to the Startup Disk icon.
  3. The drives connected to your device will be now displayed on the screen.
  4. Press the Padlock icon located on the lower left side.
  5. After that type your administrator password for confirmations.
  6. From the drives list, choose the one which contains the operating system from which you want to boot your laptop every time.
  7. Now press the Restart button to experience the changes.
  1. Force your computer to shut down by long-pressing the power key until the computer turns off.
  2. If you have connected any additional things and devices like Ethernet cable, audio in or out cords, and earphones then make sure to disconnect all of them.
  3. Turn on the computer back.
  • Holding X — Enables boot from OS X or macOS
  • Holding C — boot from external storage drives such as DVD, CD, Pend drive and more.
  • Holing N — Boot from a network computer
  • Holding Option + N -Boot using Netboot default volume.
  • Holding T — Boot into Target Disk Mode.
  • Holding D — Boot from Apple Hardware Test.
  • Holding Option + D — Boot from Apple Hardware test over the web.
  • Holing Option — Triggers MacOS startup manager.
  • Holding Shift -Safe mode.




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IT expert having deep knowledge about PC antivirus products. Mainly researching and writing blogs.

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