Cant use recovery mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mavericks7913, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I tried Cmd+R for several times but it just turned on as usual. Why??
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    this probably means you don't have a Recovery partition.

    Launch the Terminal and run : diskutil list

    Post the output here (copy and paste the text from the Terminal)
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    If you find that you -don't- have a recovery partition, and wish to add one, there's a small free utility out there called "Recovery Partition Creator" that may do the job...
     
  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    What operating system are you using? Operating systems older than 10.7 did not have recovery partitions.

    You can automatically create an recovery partition by downloading and running the installer for your OS if it is 10.7 or newer.
     

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