Your computer should boot into single-user mode -- you'll know you can let go of the keys when the computer boots to one of two screens: 1) Single-user mode (looks like Do you recommend re-installing the OS? To use it, press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard as soon as you hear your Mac's startup chime. Even older Macs have it on Mac OS X Install Disc 1. Check This Out
Lyn Bowker Hi and thank you! OS X offers a similar mode called Safe Boot. Just as with its Windows counterpart, OS X Safe Boot should be used to help troubleshoot issues that may be caused by corrupt Any help would be greatly appreciated. But I have tried resetting NVRAM, logging in, powering down, and doing a hard re-boot, and holding down the keys after the chime. https://macosx.com/threads/macbook-pro-command-s-not-working.318893/
Someone else will probably have the same issue and read your post. Thank you devper94. 1 #8 Jessicabrown Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:28 PM Jessicabrown New Member Member 4 posts I've also got what I want to know. mohawkpoint Yup.
Ever since then when I turn it on - after the chime - I get a blank grey screen for a few seconds followed by seriously frenetic flashing of the DANGER Mac Recovery Mode Not Working A mac doesn't become a mac because of OSX and any other computer doesn't become a PC because of windows. So that is a problem. I have had a number of problems booting into various modes.
Was it "Intel BIOS Architecture Computer?" It was PC.
To leave Safe Mode, just reboot your Mac without holding the Shift key. Command S Not Working On Macbook Air The Shewolf your mac is probably stolen and has the EFI locked either someone enabled it manually within the OS or someone activated "find my mac" to lock it. Mac Startup Manager Thanks everyone, problem solved!
They made up some USP's to stand out, instead of actually giving the mac's a USP.And the whole IBM argument is mute, because all mac's run the exact same intel CPU's http://zenlinux.org/not-working/macbook-keyboard-keys-not-working.html Computing Forever 853,575 views 6:48 How To Boot In Single User Mode - Duration: 8:48. Chris Haralson 142,645 views 13:45 Reset Mac Password (SIMPLE) [EASY!!!] - Duration: 3:23. I just created a new account and the commands work just fine. Single User Mode Not Working
Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... To skip the Startup Manager and boot straight from a removable device -- for example, a CD, DVD, or USB drive -- instead of its internal drive, press and hold C. I'm not sure what you mean by "de-encrypt," but you could have accidentally deleted, moved, or encrypted some of these files. this contact form You're arguing with Apple itself.May 15, 2014 Tim Sayre it kind of sounds to me like he's got a valid point.
I checked the firmware version and it is up-to-date. Verbose Mode Mac Or take it for a diagnosis? Thank you thank you. Reply pchealerltd says: June 12, 2013 at 8:50 am How are you going to run terminal if its not booting up?
Reply Terjeminator says: March 14, 2012 at 9:54 am @pingdom #Macs should never need to have problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course all three asks for a user name and password. If you just hit the power button once, it will likely sleep the machine, meaning that it will resume at the same screen when you hit the power button again. Mac Boot From Usb As you have a second Mac, a final step you could try before taking the iMac to a service center is to try to access the iMac's drive via your MacBook
If it's a wired keyboard, try switching it with another keyboard, if you have one. Exit disk utility when finished and proceed to install the OS on the newly formated drive. Prime Joined: Aug 22, 2001 Messages: 14,533 Likes Received: 17 How long are you holding those keys down? navigate here Boot options that do work: Safe Boot (Shift) - takes a long time and Verify Disk hangs system Start from bootable media (C) Reset NVRAM (Command-Option-P-R) Eject removable discs (F12 key)
How ever she forgot her password, and the command+S is not working for me either. anyone know why when I start up the laptop the DVD is not recognized? Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.