How to Di­ag­nose startup prob­lems us­ing safe mode >

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1 Start up in safe mode To start up in safe mode, hold down ß im­me­di­ately af­ter press­ing the power key to turn on your Mac. The Ap­ple logo should soon ap­pear, fol­lowed by the lo­gin win­dow. When you see that, re­lease ß and log in to your user ac­count.

2 Check and try again You can use Disk Util­ity if you like, or check in­stalled ker­nel ex­ten­sions in Ter­mi­nal (see above). Restart nor­mally. If the prob­lem per­sists, start in safe mode again and go to your user ac­count in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences > Users & Groups.

3 Rule out Lo­gin Items Note what’s listed in Lo­gin Items, then use the – (mi­nus) but­ton to re­move them all. Restart. Fixed? If so, use the + but­ton to re­store items, restart­ing af­ter each one to see if the is­sue re­turns. If so, use safe mode to check for an up­date.

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