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Question: iMac only starts on recovery mode

I was doing this Re: Minecraft stopped working well on High Sierra

which links to a previous thread or more.

I tried restarting on safe mode but it wouldnt work, I reset PRAM and PRAT and it-s letting me in on recovery mode but I really don-t know what to do right now, I-ve been through too much lately. More on that in the threads, I just hope someone can tell me how to turn this back on on regular mode.

P.S. Im rasamalai, using my kid-s account, it-s the only one I remember the pwd for.

iMac, iOS 10.3.3

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Mar 12, 2018 11:14 PM in response to Nitai_ In response to Nitai_

No option to edit, sorry, I should clarify, I hear the chime and see the apple logo, the bar only fills to about a third and then system quits, that is using safe mode, I don-t know if trying to reset the PRAM took me out of safe mode or not. I hope I don-t need to take it back to the AASP because they take too long to do anything and it-s an extremely inconvenient time since I-m in the middle of moving houses and this just complicates everything too much. Sorry for the rant.

Mar 12, 2018 11:14 PM

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Mar 14, 2018 9:21 AM in response to Nitai_ In response to Nitai_


Try booting your Mac by holding down the Option key while you restart it or turn it on. Release the Option key when a selection of startup disks appear. Use the arrow keys to select Macintosh HD. To set it as the default startup disk, hold down the Control key, then hit Return. Your Mac should proceed to boot normally.

Hope this helps!

Mar 14, 2018 9:21 AM

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