iMac keeps booting in safe mode. Why & how to fix?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shippouk, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. shippouk macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Hey everyone,
    I just moved my iMac downstairs and reconnected everything back up (printer, speakers, lan cable etc) and now it keeps booting in Safe Mode.
    I didnt knock it or do anything to it that might have harmed it while moving it.

    I've tried disconnecting everything thats plugged into it, but that wont make it boot correctly either.
    So does anyone know how do I sort this out to boot correctly again?

    Its less than a year old and I'm running

    Snow Leopard OSX v 10.6.5
    Processor 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    Also when I hover over it, it says I have no airport card installed.
    I've never booted in Safe Mode myself and wouldn't know how to do it.
  2. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Safe Mode is established by holding down the shift key while booting up. Is there any way that one of your shift keys is stuck?
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Make sure the Shift key is not pressed down. It is how you enter safe mode. Try disconnecting the keyboard and starting up, and see if it still enters safe mode.

  4. shippouk thread starter macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Took the batteries out, banged my keyboard upside and hoovered it, fixed it re above posts. Must have been stuck.
    Thanks everyone. Mac Rumors Forums users are amazing!
  5. shippouk thread starter macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Can someone please close this thread as the problem is sorted now and there is no need for anyone else to post any responses.
    Thanks all!

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