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TS4548 Anyway to bypass safe boot

1127 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 9, 2013 3:16 PM by Topher Kessler RSS
scoteburk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 9, 2013 2:54 PM

My keyboard is messed up and some letters are always caped so I can't enter my password correctly is there anyway to bypass safe boot so I can get to my desktop without my password?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Jun 9, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to scoteburk)

    You could enable FileVault, which will encrypt the system and turn off the option for Safe Mode, or optionally you can try booting to the OS X Recovery HD partition and activate a firmware password, which will prevent any alternate boot conditions like Safe Mode. To do this, perform the following steps:


    1. Reboot with the Command-R keys held down

    2. At the OS X Tools window, choose "Firmware Password" from the Utilities menu.

    3. Use this utility to set a firmware password.


    When finished restart, and then system should not load into Safe Mode.


    However, despite these options, you would be best off getting the keyboard fixed.


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