Booting in safe mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sundin Richards, May 28, 2008.

  1. Sundin Richards macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I need instructions as to how to boot up in safe mode, please.
     
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    Sep 21, 2007
    #2
    hold down the shift key while you boot
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    #3
    At power up or restart, as soon as you here the bong, hold down the shift key and keep holding until you see the grey screen with the spinning gear. Then you can let go of the shift key.

    Note, a safe boot takes much longer than a regular boot since the system is deleting some cache files and running a file system check/repair. When finished you will get a login screen with "Safe Boot" in red.
     

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