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Question: Imac won’t start

the black line loads completely, but the login page does not appear.

- starting in safe mode: i can’t.

- cmd alt p r: i did succesfully

- first aid Macintosh HD: does not find a problem

- first aid OS X base system: does not work

please help, anyone?

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Dec 15, 2017 1:41 AM in response to pezluna888888 In response to pezluna888888

Were you updating to 10.13.2 before it happened? because if that's the case this would be the reason why!

Did you try to reboot with the key option? check if you're by any chances on a macOS update drive as the startup disk!

If it is the case select your normal Mac drive...

If that's not the case then go into recovery mode:

Option / Command / R and power on

Let me know if it was helpful and if you're having this 10.13.2 update issue let me know, I will give you a way around it!

Good luck...

Dec 15, 2017 1:41 AM

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Dec 15, 2017 3:19 AM in response to pezluna888888 In response to pezluna888888

Hi Pezluna,

Thanks for the reply, then mark it as helpful 😉... Sorry it didn't solve your issue 😟

Also, please please please... before considering reformatting the drive, look for another repair option, as it is really extreme having to reformat a drive!

I would suggest to try disk repair and if it doesn't work, then try DiskWarrior it is a drive repair software and I can tell you it makes miracles, as a matter of facts it saved my butt many times!

Here is the link:

Who knows it might work...

Good luck!

Dec 15, 2017 3:19 AM

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