Stuck in Safari Guest Mode

Discussion in 'macOS' started by santaliqueur, May 21, 2012.

  1. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    iMac late 2009 here. Occasionally my USB connection drops out and needs a restart, and I was at the login screen. I tried to type my password for my account, and the USB keyboard wouldn't function, so I used the wireless trackpad to try to restart. I hit "Guest" or something like that, and it restarted into Safari Guest Mode, I believe it's called.

    That's great, but now I can't restart normally into OS X again. Selecting shut down or restart does nothing for many minutes, and selecting startup disk also does nothing.

    When I do a hard reset, I hold Option to choose a disk to boot to, and I select my boot disk, and the account screen is never shown, I am only able to get Safari Guest Mode to come up.

    Is there any way I can get out of this mode? Thanks for any help.
  2. santaliqueur thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Nevermind, clicking "restart" finally worked, despite it hanging for up to 10 minutes when I clicked it before.


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