First make sure you are not pressing any keys at boot! Then boot to Recovery Mode by holding CMD R and go to Utilities at the top and choose "Disk Utility".Any idea how I could do a normal boot?
well. First this happened. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1731283First make sure you are not pressing any keys at boot! Then boot to Recovery Mode by holding CMD R and go to Utilities at the top and choose "Disk Utility".
Then select your hard drive (usually called Macintosh HD) and choose Repair Disk and Repair Permissions.
Did a reinstall and still boots into "Safe boot" mode. Any idea?Try doing a reinstall. Your files shouldn't be affected. Just follow the steps in the link I gave earlier.
Did a reinstall and still boots into "Safe boot" mode. Any idea?
Also I have activated the "OSX Beta seed" (public) on this MBP. Could that be causing any problem?
Are there any other options left for me to try?
thanks guys for your help
Try a new hard drive. But the graphics card failure that was common on 2011 models may of struck your machine. Is this a 13", 15", or 17" MacBook Pro?Radeongate may have hit your MBP.
Unplug USB keyboard and try to boot. Then plug it back in if it boots. And/or try a different USB keyboard. I think the left shift key is the safe mode boot key. It might be stuck.Now I use an USB keyboard to use my MAC. Do you think sticky or not working keyboard could be the problem?
Great way to test! Very good advice right here!Do you still have the problem when you boot from an EXTERNAL drive?
That is, a drive OTHER THAN the internal drive that is giving you problems?
If you don't have an external bootable drive, perhaps it's time to create one.