Safe Boot fright

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  1. CMT macrumors regular

    CMT

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    Today, while turning on my iMac, a strange gray progress bar appeared in the 'Apple' start screen. I assume I felt some fear.

    Then, the login screen shows in red: 'Safe Boot'.

    Later, the menu bar appeared to be brighter than ever. Oh my God!

    Thanks to google, I found that safe boot is a mode which you can access by holding shift during startup. Probably I pressed shift accidentally, even though I do not remember.

    The question is: now, that I restarted my mac and it's back to the normal, will this 'Safe Boot' bring me any consequences? How to proceed?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Safe Boot is a mode you can put your Mac in to diagnose problems with it. No harm will be done if you boot into it accidentally, as you have done.
     
  3. celticpride678

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  4. CMT thread starter macrumors regular

    CMT

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  5. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

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    does apple have a page anywhere that lists all these nifty little modes you can boot into? I mean, it sure would beat a trip to the nearest apple store (4 hours away for me) if I can diagnose most problems with my mac right at home.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Wow, there's a LOT of them. Some of these even I didn't know about! (Note: page not at Apple's site)
     

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