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Question: My iMac 21.5 inch late 2009 doesn’t boot up completely.

The Imac reaches the end of the bar during boot and doesn’t go any further. I have tried nvram reset and have installed high sierra twice. I repaired the hard five in disk utility and i had not taken a new backup since 2 years. Is there anything that can be done without loss of data.

iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 12, 2018 7:14 AM in response to ayusshchhabria In response to ayusshchhabria

shut down and disconnect all external devices except OEM mouse and keyboard

boot into safe mode

Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac - Apple Support

then reboot normally.


For futher analysis you may post an Etrecheck report. The link is http://www.etrecheck.com

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Mar 12, 2018 7:38 AM in response to ayusshchhabria In response to ayusshchhabria

About macOS Recovery - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718 - "OS X Lion and later include OS X Recovery. This feature includes all of the tools you need to reinstall OS X, repair your disk, and even restore from a Time Machine backup." - Also information about Internet recovery.


How to reinstall OS X on your Mac - https://support.apple.com/HT204904

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Mar 12, 2018 7:49 AM in response to ayusshchhabria In response to ayusshchhabria

Will it boot to recovery mode? I'm guessing since you said you tried Disk Utility it does, so the issue is booting to the main drive. Does DU repair successfully? I don't know if this provides more information:


About the screens you see when your Mac starts up - https://support.apple.com/HT204156

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Question: My iMac 21.5 inch late 2009 doesn’t boot up completely.