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Question: boot up weird

My MBP mid 2012 recently upgraded to macOS High Sierra and every since I have a slow and weird boot up, Prior to the upgrade the laptop was very quick to boot up. Now the progress bar gets about 2/3rds across then stops and thinks about it; the screen then goes blank and after a few seconds I get a black screen with the progress bar in an orangeish surrounds and then it completes.


Can anyone tell me what the issue is


Alex

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X El Capitan (10.11.1), 512GB flash storage; 8GB RAM

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I had a time-machine back-up, made before installing High Sierra.

I used this one AFTER making a clean-install of new High Sierra OS. The new OS was formatted as AFS.

I did not have to individually re-install new apps, but instead relied on the Time Machine back-up.

I did turn off TechTool Pro (it is not yet compatible with HS).

Just be sure to wipe the drive and start anew.

Good Luck!!

Paul

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Nov 15, 2017 3:00 PM in response to Alex in devon In response to Alex in devon

Possible Fixes for High Sierra

You should try each, one at a time, then test to see if the problem is fixed before going on to the next.


Be sure to backup your files before proceeding if possible.


  1. Shutdown the computer, wait 30 seconds, restart the computer.
  2. Resetting your Mac’s PRAM and NVRAM
  3. Reset the System Management Controller (SMC)
  4. Start the computer in Safe Mode, then restart normally. This is slower than a standard startup.
  5. Repair the disk by booting from the Recovery HD. Immediately after the chime hold down the Command and R keys until the Utility Menu appears. Choose Disk Utility and click on the Continue button. Select the indented (usually, Macintosh HD) volume entry from the side list. Click on the First Aid button in the toolbar. Wait for the Done button to appear. Quit Disk Utility and return to the Utility Menu. Restart the computer from the Apple Menu.
  6. Create a New User Account Open Users & Groups preferences. Click on the lock icon and enter your Admin password when prompted. On the left under Current User click on the Add [+] button below Login Options. Setup a new Admin user account. Upon completion log out of your current account then log into the new account. If your problems cease, then consider switching to the new account and transferring your files to it - Transferring files from one User Account to another.
  7. Download and Install 10.13.1 High Sierra Update
  8. Reinstall OS X by booting from the Recovery HD using the Command and R keys. When the Utility Menu appears select Reinstall OS X then click on the Continue button.
  9. Erase and Install OS X Restart the computer. Immediately after the chime hold down the CommandandRkeys until the Apple logo appears. When the Utility Menu appears:
  1. Select Disk Utility from the Utility Menu and click on Continue button.
  2. When Disk Utility loads select the drive (out-dented entry) from the Device list.
  3. Click on the Erase icon in Disk Utility's toolbar. A panel will drop down.
  4. Set the Format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.)
  5. Click on the Apply button, then wait for the Done button to activate and click on it.
  6. Quit Disk Utility and return to the Utility Menu.
  7. Select Install OS X and click on the Continue button.

Nov 15, 2017 3:00 PM

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Nov 19, 2017 5:38 AM in response to Kappy In response to Kappy

Hi got to Number 8 with no luck so far. Can I just confirm that this should not affect my data or installed programmes as I don't really want to have to install all those again.


also notices that computer is now continually running in high 60's low 70's degrees


Alex

Nov 19, 2017 5:38 AM

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Nov 19, 2017 6:25 AM in response to Alex in devon In response to Alex in devon

The boot process is fine mine does exactly the same, except for the orange bit, mine is white on black.

As for the temperature issues it may just be that has you have just installed a new OS it is still indexing

thus causing the temperature to rise.

Nov 19, 2017 6:25 AM

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Nov 19, 2017 7:24 AM in response to Alex in devon In response to Alex in devon

Alex,

I had exactly the same issues with my 2012 MBP when I tried the installation. Nothing helped!

I had to wipe the drive and re-install High Sierra from my back-up.

Even brought my computer to the Apple Genius Bar, and they were unable to fix the start-up disk.

Re-install and you will save yourself tons of time and heartburn...

Paul

Nov 19, 2017 7:24 AM

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Nov 19, 2017 7:29 AM in response to Paul Cohen1 In response to Paul Cohen1

Thanks Paul


That's what I was beginning to think. If I take a brand new backup, I am assuming that I will still have to install the apps and programs individually, or does the backup automatically restore those?

Nov 19, 2017 7:29 AM

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Nov 19, 2017 7:55 AM in response to Alex in devon In response to Alex in devon

I had a time-machine back-up, made before installing High Sierra.

I used this one AFTER making a clean-install of new High Sierra OS. The new OS was formatted as AFS.

I did not have to individually re-install new apps, but instead relied on the Time Machine back-up.

I did turn off TechTool Pro (it is not yet compatible with HS).

Just be sure to wipe the drive and start anew.

Good Luck!!

Paul

Nov 19, 2017 7:55 AM

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