MBP automatically boots to Safe Mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bestMBP15, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. bestMBP15 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Today, my Macbook Pro 15" started to automatically boot up in Safe Boot / Safe Mode. So every time I boot up, I have to wait 5-10 minutes and stuff. It's not normal.

    I tried:
    • Restarting, Shutting down and booting.
    • Resetting PRAM, NVRAM
    • Verifying and repairing Hard Disk in Disk Utility (it fails). Tried in Mac OS and OS Installation Disk.
    • etc...

    I got this computer 6 days ago, and there is already this problem. Is there a way without reinstalling the OS? I have Windows installed on it for gaming, but I don't see anything else that could be causing the problem.

    Please help!!

    Thanks.
     
  2. green86 macrumors 6502

    green86

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    North Carolina
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    It is very odd... if it's a new computer, I'd take it to the Apple Store for service.
     
  3. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

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    I had that problem too. It was after a keyboard spill - the computer thought the Shift key was beeing pressed (that's how you trigger safe mode boot). Check that the Shift keys are ok.

    I could get around it by holding another key while starting the computer as well (a key not bound to any startup options, "a" for example) since shift+a doesn't trigger safe mode. Worth a shot. I guess the base of the problem is a stuck key or broken keyboard though.
     

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