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HT1564: OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

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HT1564 safe mode for OS 10.8.2

1164 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 5:39 PM by Stephen Thomas2 RSS
LOGGNZ Calculating status...
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Dec 4, 2012 5:40 PM

My Macbook pro is stuck in safe mode. Any ideas to get a clean boot?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 6:32 PM (in response to LOGGNZ)

    How is it stuck in safe mode? How did you boot into Safe Mode?


    See Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode for a command line method to force a normal boot.

    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, Aperture 3.4.1
  • Stephen Thomas2 Calculating status...
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    Dec 10, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Recently had a similar problem. I started in safe mode and waited, and waited,... after 6 hours (hours!) I had to force a restart by holding the power button.


    I expected it to take awhile but that long suggests something wrong. There were also no system logs for that time. After that I started in single user mode and ran applejack to do similar disk checks and that only ran for a few minutes.


    I've booted from a USB MountainLion startup disk and used Disk Utilty to verify the disk. Everything is ok.


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