Booting in safe mode

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

  1. Sundin Richards macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    I need instructions as to how to boot up in safe mode, please.
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    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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