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How do I get out of safe boot mode on a mac cpu every time I reboot it comes back up in safe boot mode.

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Insert your mac OS disc and restart. Just after the infamous mac chime, press and hold your C key. Wait until it boots using the OS on your disc.
Then don't choose install or deinstall. But from the top menu bar, select disk utility and run the program to verify your hard drive.
Do any needed repairs and also repair the permissions.
Then restart. This should get you back up and running.

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I have a apple G4 book and when I start it up it will not go past the apple sigh and the screen stays blue?? Help Please


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:

-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• 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
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• 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.


Regards,

Mactechtrainer

Sep 27, 2010 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Once I put in the password the desktop does not


font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.

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I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:


-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• 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

• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.

• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

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

Let me know if this helps.

Thanks!

Regards,
Mactechtrainer

May 06, 2010 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

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Grey Screen Apple Start up issue


It appears there may be a possible startup item or issue with your firmware, which may be causing this issue, so I am going to provide some procedures in order to help you resolve this gray screen issue. But first, let me help you remove that disc first:

font.f1 {font: 13.0px Myriad Pro} font.f2 {font: 14.0px Myriad Pro} Procedure #1 - Ejecting CD from drive
Here are some steps I recommend you try to resolve the issue with the disc not ejecting properly

• Reboot your Mac
• Hold down your Mouse button(s) prior to the Apple Chime
• Keep holding the mouse button down while your Mac boots up
• The disc should eject before you reach your Desktop
• When it does, simply release your mouse buttons.
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If this does not help resolve ejecting the disc in your Macbook's drive, you are going to have to take more of a command-line approach:

font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} -EJECTING DISC USING TERMINAL-

From your Desktop:
•Click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities folder.

• Locate and open the Terminal utility
• At prompt, type: drutil eject

• Now
press the Return key on your keyboard

(NOTE: If you have a CD/DVD drive with a tray, type: drutil tray open press the Return key on your keyboard )en
• This command line should eject the disc from the drive, unless there are mechanical issues with the drive within your Macbook.
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At this point the disc should be ejected from your Macbook. If this is the case, then I will now need to direct you back to Safe Boot mode, but with a little twist, from what you may have tried when you last when to Safe Mode:
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I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:
-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• 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
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

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

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Post back to me, if these particular Safeboot procedure does not help. Thanks!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer



Feb 01, 2010 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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When you turn the comuter on, it just shows the


--SAFE BOOT MODE--

I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:

• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• 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
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X StartupItems.

• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

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

This should help get your iMac G4 back up
and running.

Regards,

Mactechtrainer

Jan 30, 2010 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

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Mac book only shows apple logo when turned on


This could be an issue where you may have a few Startup items in your StartupItems folder in your System Library which may be affecting your Macbook's startup.

So I recommend you boot your Mac into Safe Mode to see if you can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:

-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.

• 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

• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.

• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.
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Let me know if this helps!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

Jan 28, 2010 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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My powerbook g4 is not starting. it opens the gray screen and just says i need to restart the computer. i tried restarting it and removing the battery a bunch of time and nothing is happening. HELP!!!


I am going to have you take your Mac into Safe Mode to see if we can't remove a possible folder(s) that may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:


-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• 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 Powerbook G4 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 Powerbook G4 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
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

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

At times this procedure does help for gray screen issues so give this a try and let me know if this helps.

Thanks!

-Mactechtrainer

Jan 25, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Finder relaunch itself like every minute


A finder crash -- periodic blink of the desktop and then a rebuild of the icons and maybe an open window comes back up -- is often due to incompatible add-ons... programs that used to work with an older version of the system or finder, but now don't.  We've seen this happen with the likes of 'magicmenu', stuffit avr, and other apps.  You can test this by going into your system preferences to the login items and removing all login items,, then reboot your computer.  Does the periodic flash of the desktop (or Finder windows) stop?  Then something you deactivated was conflicting with the Finder.
And you can't rule out a corrupt Finder preference file (look for com.apple.finder.plist, toss it, and reboot).
paul - afterhoursconsulting.org

Jan 26, 2009 | Apple Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger for Mac

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Apple G5 Locked up


Sounds like you have a permissions issue, first boot in single-user mode and repair permissions.
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode

If that doesn't help, try booting into Safe Mode and see what happens, if it comes up hopefully another restart may solve, if not, you can at least use this as a starting point to try and resolve. Safe Mode will allow you to get around, surf, etc...
What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode

If Safe Mode comes up alright, I would install AppleJack, excellent troubleshooting article can be found here... Troubleshooting Tools: AppleJack

Jan 22, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

2 Answers

VGA PCI controllers


Boot up press F8, select safemode, select administrator.
This will boot up your computer with limited drivers and in a separate account, not the one you altered.
Change settings back and apply. Reboot and log in to your account. If it fails to load the os reboot back in to safe mode under your account and change settings again.

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2 Answers

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RESETTING DRIVERS with new Video CARD- Start the computer in SAFE MODE (Hold Shift F5 when restarting PC) Go to Control Panel> System>Hardware>Devices - Remove the Old Card Driver (under Video) Press OK (and then Exit) Put the Driver disk in PC - Restart Normally Option 1 When your system reboots it will be in 640x480 16 color mode ignore any prompts. Run Setup from the CD/drivers disk Reboot Windows restarts with corrected drivers Set the Screen Resolution to your choice typically 1024x768 Option 2 When your system reboots it will be in 640x480 16 color mode When your are prompted for the drivers BROWSE the CD/drivers disk- (usually \drivers folder) Select your card from the Mfg list Press OK, OK Reboot Windows restarts with corrected drivers Set the Screen Resolution to your choice typically 1024x768 **Note - there is no shortcut you have to reboot when prompted, especially in safemode. Good Luck Remember to let us know and rate the answers. otherwise theres not sense in answer questions, if you don't know if it helps anyone.

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