Start in Safe Boot mode | Mac OS X

Start the system in Safe Boot mode

  • Restart the Macintosh. Press and hold the Shift key immediately after you hear the startup tone.
  • Release the Shift key when the Apple logo appears. Safe Boot appears on the Mac OS X startup screen.

Note: Safe Boot only appears on the startup screen; it does not appear in the corners of the desktop the way it does in Windows.

Restore the system to its normal mode

  • Restart the Macintosh without holding any keys down.
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