Starting in Safe Mode

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AstroHouse, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. AstroHouse macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2008
    Morada CA
    I started (because I wanted to) my MBA into safe mode. Just hadn't tried it before. It took, what seemed, an inordinate amount of time to boot.

    I pressed the shift ket at the BONG and released at the spinning gear screen.

    Is this normal? Does OS X perform disc read/write, verification, cache handling, etc. that causes the lengthy boot?

    New to Mac and just curious.

  2. mr666 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009

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