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Question: My MacBook Pro won’t load after typing in password.

I turn my Mac on.

The password screen comes up.

I type in my password.

It then comes up with the loading bar (as usual).

However it takes ages to fully load up and when the loading bar has loaded completely it still won’t take me to my desktop.

Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank You.

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There likely is some issue with the hard drive and/or software conflicts.


A suitable backup on external self-powered drive (clone) would be one

way to work around this issue; access & see what else may be lacking.


Try start up in Safe boot mode and see if you can get macOS to load.

And note there will be a login window just for the Safe mode startup.


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

You can use safe mode to help resolve issues that might keep your Mac from

completely starting up, or to isolate other issues related to your startup disk.

User uploaded filehttps://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262


IF the safe mode doesn't work to start the Mac there may be something else

to try & do and see if you can get past this. {An external full system clone on

capable fast rotational hard drive or solid-state-drive (& higher speed cable)

would be one way, if you happen to be ready for eventual hard drive failure.}


So if you have several external or peripheral devices attached via USB or other

wires, unplug all but essentials; external keyboard mouse (display) & maybe too

remove any powered USB hubs during the safe boot test startup. Those could

be a cause of hang up on startup. Their hardware could be detrimental to Mac.

Network connections by wire may also slow the Mac; if it starts looking for boot

drive online instead of local hard drive.


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Apr 23, 2018 3:04 AM in response to MVinten In response to MVinten

There likely is some issue with the hard drive and/or software conflicts.


A suitable backup on external self-powered drive (clone) would be one

way to work around this issue; access & see what else may be lacking.


Try start up in Safe boot mode and see if you can get macOS to load.

And note there will be a login window just for the Safe mode startup.


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

You can use safe mode to help resolve issues that might keep your Mac from

completely starting up, or to isolate other issues related to your startup disk.

User uploaded filehttps://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262


IF the safe mode doesn't work to start the Mac there may be something else

to try & do and see if you can get past this. {An external full system clone on

capable fast rotational hard drive or solid-state-drive (& higher speed cable)

would be one way, if you happen to be ready for eventual hard drive failure.}


So if you have several external or peripheral devices attached via USB or other

wires, unplug all but essentials; external keyboard mouse (display) & maybe too

remove any powered USB hubs during the safe boot test startup. Those could

be a cause of hang up on startup. Their hardware could be detrimental to Mac.

Network connections by wire may also slow the Mac; if it starts looking for boot

drive online instead of local hard drive.


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Apr 24, 2018 4:05 PM in response to K Shaffer In response to K Shaffer

Tried safety mode and nothing happened. Also reinstalled macOS High Sierra on recovery mode and nothing happened either. Getting really worried now as I don’t have any Apple Store in my country and don’t know what to do.

Apr 24, 2018 4:05 PM

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Apr 24, 2018 7:49 PM in response to forevermore1 In response to forevermore1

Should there be an Apple affiliated authorized reseller with their own service

department, they may be able to help; at least in so much as replacement

hard drive or other work. Perhaps diagnostic testing and then repair.


Depending on which model MacBook Pro you have (build model sales year

and specification) the hard drive may not be hard to replace with new one.

Then you'd hope to have adequate bandwidth and access to download any

of the Mac OS systems that may have been capable of reinstalling in there.


Due to certain keyboard commands you may have options (still) such as

the original system the MacBook originally shipped with, may be available.


• About macOS Recovery - Apple Support:

//support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314


Other details that should not be dismissed, are in this other page (+ links)


• How to reinstall macOS - Apple Support

//support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904


At some point, you may not be able to re-install an older original macOS.

Once a certain upgrade level is attained, for some reason, things change.


You may be able to install a working system to an external USB drive;

the drive may need to have its own power supply w/ fastest connection

possible. Or whatever data port speed is higher that supports booting.


An authorized Apple independent service/repair and authorized reseller

should have people on staff that could help you; generally for customary

service fees, plus authentic or best quality replacement parts.


Sorry to not be of much help in this matter. I suggest you to start a new

topic thread so it won't be seen as 'solved' (as those get ignored after)

& perhaps be noticed by other helpful persons who're browsing through.


The links above cover most modern install and erase/reformat/reinstall

methods; in brief they can be enough if there isn't a hardware failure.


..PS: There doesn't happen to be a file vault or secure encrypted drive involved.?


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