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Freezes at start up screen , mac os x, blue bar is full, stays on this screen forever

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Some of the start up files have been corrupted or are missing. Start up from the OSX system disc and them run Disc Utilities from the installer toolbar. Check the hard drive for errors. Repair any errors if they are found. If it's not possible for Disc First Aid to repair the hard drive you will need to replace the drive and re-install OSX.

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Hello and thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.


I recommend you boot your Mac into Safe Mode, to see if you can remove a possible folder(s) which may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:

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• Reboot your Mac
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• Hold the Shift key until you see a White Screen with Gray Apple icon and eventually a spinning gear.
• When you see the Spinning gear, release the Shift key.
• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while

(NOTE: this may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to load to the Safe mode screen depending on the performance of your Mac, but if it exceeds this time, shutdown your Mac and try just once more. It may have just frozen up the first time around for you.)

• You are going to enter the Safe Mode (which looks like your main desktop environment - the only difference is certain start up items are disabled.)

• Once within the Desktop in Safe Mode
• From the Finder Menu, click Go> Go to Folder

• Type in this line: /System/Library/StartupItems
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• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, please feel free to reply back to this post.


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