No Safeboot....

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Utterchaos23, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Utterchaos23 macrumors member

    Utterchaos23

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I have a 2012 Mac Mini runing Mavericks.

    I have a few issues since updating to Mavericks that I am trying to diagnose.

    In an effort to do this I tried to boot into Safeboot mode by re-starting with Shift depressed. I waitind untill there was a progress bar then releaced shift. The bar continuse to completion then I get a boot spining thing.... then Black, chimes and standard boot. No Safe mode.

    Any Ideas?

    I've done a Apple Hardware test but it found nothing.

    I have an i7 2.3 with 16Gig Ram and a DIY 256/1TB fusion.

    Cheers!
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    #2
    are you using a USB keyboard or wireless?
    Sometimes the BT keyboards do not get paired in a timely fashion, therefore the boot up key-presses get ignored.
     
  3. Utterchaos23 thread starter macrumors member

    Utterchaos23

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    #3
    Hi, using a wired KB... BT mouse though.

    Also, I thinks the key press is received as the mac attempts to go into Safe but gets lost 1/2 way..

    Cheers though... Good call
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    You may be timing it wrong... you want to press shift right after the chime.
     
  5. Utterchaos23 thread starter macrumors member

    Utterchaos23

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    #5
    Nah ... That's not it either.

    Tried the "nvram" command in terminal and ended up in a reboot loop!

    That was a bugger to fix I can tell ya! Had to boot from an external clone then cancel the command from terminal on the USB drive...

    Uff...

    Still can't get safe boot on my fission though :(
     

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