HT3964: Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)Learn about Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to MILLYCUD)
First, hold down the power button for 5-10 seconds to completely shut it down. Then try starting in Safe Mode:
After the Mac is completely shut down, push the power button and immediately after the startup tone, hold down the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before.
Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).
There should be a message that says "Safe Boot." After the Mac is completely booted, try restarting and see if the issue is gone.